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Cape Cod Houses Recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Introduction

The Cape Cod house, also called the Cape-style house, is the simplest of all New England Colonial houses. Generally, a "Cape" is a rectangular frame house (usually shingled or clapboarded) with a straight unadorned ridge roof, and a massive chimney centrally located in line with the front entrance. The door opens onto a tiny entrance hall. The interior began as two rooms, one room deep, but later Capes often were expanded at sides and back. The type developed from the last quarter of the 17th century to about 1830, and later enjoyed a resurgence in post-World War II America. The wide appeal of the Cape Cod cottage makes it one of the best known forms of traditional American architecture.

A related online reference aid, Timber-frame Houses in the Historic American Buildings Survey, includes a few Cape Cod houses where the documentation in its entirety provides a good picture of the building and shows some aspect of framing.

Select the small image to view a larger version. Select the Call Number of the structure to retrieve, via the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC), a bibliographic record for the entire group of documentation. The bibliographic record will provide fuller information about the house in question (such as owners' names) and may include other photographs and/or other types of documentation.

Images can be downloaded from this site. The Library of Congress cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections, but a rights statement for the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record is available. Photographic and other types of copies can also be ordered from the Library of Congress Duplication Services by selecting the "How to Order a Copy of This Item" link in the bibliographic record and following the instructions given there.


Connecticut

Clark-Holmes Cottage, Chester, Middlesex County
Call number: HABS, CONN,4-CHET,3-
Clark-Holmes Cottage
HABS, CONN,4-CHET,3-1,
Exterior View
No drawings
Kent Healy House, Chestnut Hill Rd., Killingworth, Middlesex County
Call number: HABS, CONN,4-KILWO,2-
No photos Kent Healy House
HABS CT-232, Sheet 6
East Elevation

Maine

Miles Cobb Farmhouse, Main Street & State Route 131 (Hinchley's Corner), Warren, Knox County
Call number: HABS, ME,7-WAR,1-
Miles Cobb Farmhouse
HABS, ME,7-WAR,1-1
Second Floor, Interior of Barn Showing Heavy Timber Frame
Miles Cobb Farmhouse HABS ME-76, Sheet 2
South Elevation

Massachusetts

Captain Solomon Howes House, Queen Anne Road, Chatham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-CHAT,1-
Captain Solomon Howes House
HABS, MASS,1-CHAT,1-2
General View from Southeast
Captain Solomon Howes House
HABS MA-2-62, Sheet 2
South, North and West Elevations
Joseph Atwood House, Atwood Street, Chatham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-CHAT,2-
Joseph Atwood House
HABS, MASS,1-CHAT,2-3
General View from Southwest
Joseph Atwood House HABS MA-161, Sheet 2
South and West Elevations
Howes-Jorgenson House, State Route 6A, Dennis, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-DEN,1-
Howes-Jorgenson House
HABS, MASS,1-DEN,1-1
No drawings
Higgins House, Eastham, Barnstable County, MA
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,3-
Higgins House
HABS, MASS,1-EAST,3-1
No drawings
Isaiah Doane House, Nauset Road, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,4-
Isaiah Doane House
HABS, MASS,1-EAST,4-1
No drawings
Noah Doane House, Nauset Road, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,6-
Noah Doane House
HABS, MASS,1-EAST,6-1
View from Southeast
No drawings
Randall Doane House, Nauset Road, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,7-
Randall Doane House
HABS, MASS,1-EAST,7-1
View from Northeast
No drawings
Simeon Doane House, Nauset Road, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,8-
Simeon Doane House
HABS, MASS,1-EAST,8-1
View from Southeast
No drawings
Sylvanus Doane House, Nauset Road, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,9-
Sylvanus Doane House
HABS, MASS,1-EAST,9-2
East End
Sylvanus Doane House
HABS MA-712, Sheet 4
South and West Elevations
Nathaniel Swift House, U.S. Route 6, Eastham, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-EAST,14-
Nathaniel Swift House
HABS, MASS,1-EAST,14-1
View from the East
No drawings
Nye House, King's Highway (U.S. Route 6), East Sandwich, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-SANDE,1-
Nye House
HABS, MASS,1-SANDE,1-1
Exterior Side and Rear, Looking Southeast
Nye House
HABS MA-206, Sheet 1
First Floor Plan, West and South Elevations
Jonathan Kendrick House, State Highway, South Orleans, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-ORLS,1-
Jonathan Kendrick House
HABS, MASS,1-ORLS,1-1
General View from the Southesast
Jonathan Kendrick House
HABS-MA 119, Sheet 1
East, West and South Elevations
Zenas Adams House, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County, MA
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,1-
Zenas Adams House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,1-3
View from the Northwest
No drawings
Jonah Atkins House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,2-
Jonah Atkins House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,2-1
South Front
Jonah Atkins House
HABS MA-707, Sheet 3
Section Notes
Elisha Cobb House, Prince Valley Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,4-
Elisha Cobb House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,4-1, View from Southwest
Elisha Cobb House HABS MA-705, Sheet 3
First Floor Plan
Joseph S. Cole House, Prince Valley Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,6-
Joseph S. Cole House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,6-1, View from the South
No drawings
Benjamin Collins House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,7-
Benjamin Collins House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,7-3
West End
Benjamin Collins House HABS MA-711, Sheet 4
Transverse Section
Jonathan Collins House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,8-
Jonathan Collins House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,8-1
View from the Northeast
No drawings
Nathaniel Dyer House, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,13-
Nathaniel Dyer House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,13-1
View from the Southwest
Nathaniel Dyer House HABS MA-713, Sheet 3
Transverse Section and Notes
Thomas Dyer House, Longnook Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,14-
Thomas Dyer House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,14-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
Edmund Freeman House, Truro Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,16-
Edmund Freeman House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,16-1
View from the Southeast
Edmund Freeman House HABS MA-702, Sheet 5
South Elevation
Ephraim Harding House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,18-
Ephraim Harding House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,18-3,
West End
Ephraim Harding House
HABS MA-714, Sheet 3
Section and Notes
Lot Harding House, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,19-
Lot Harding House, View from the Southeast
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,19-2
View from the Southeast
Lot Harding House HABS MA-715, Sheet 4
South, West and East Elevations
Daniel P. Higgins House, Higgins Hollow Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,20-
Daniel P. Higgins House, View from the Southeast
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,20-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
Jedediah Higgins House, Higgins Hollow Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,22-
Jedediah Higgins House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,22-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
Thomas Hopkins House, Holsbery Lane, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,25-
Thomas Hopkins House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,25-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
Benjamin S. Kelley House, "Cozy Nook," Higgins Hollow Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,26-
Benjamin S. Kelley House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,26-1
View from the South
Benjamin S. Kelley House HABS MA-716, Sheet 3
South and East Elevations
Paul Knowles House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,27-
Paul Knowles House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,27-1
View from the Southwest
No drawings
John Mayo House, Old County Road vicinity, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,28-
John Mayo House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,28-1
View from the Northwest
No drawings
Nehemiah Mayo House, Old County & Depot Roads, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,29-
Nehemiah Mayo House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,29-1,
South Front
No drawings
Sally Mayo House, Holsberry Lane, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,30-
Sally Mayo House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,30-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
William T. Newcomb House, Pump Log Point, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,31-
William T. Newcomb House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,31-1
South Front
No drawings
Richard Paine House, Longnook & Higgins Hollow Roads, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,32-
Richard Paine House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,32-2
View from the Southeast
No drawings
Samuel Paine House, Longnook & Higgins Hollow Roads, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,33-
Samuel Paine House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,33-1
South Front
Samuel Paine House
HABS MA-756, Sheet 3
South and East Elevation
Paine-Atkins House, Longnook Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,34-
Paine-Atkins House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,34-2
View from the Northeast
No drawings
Atwood Rich House, Ryder Beach Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,35-
Atwood Rich House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,35-1
[Front Elevation]
Atwood Rich House
HABS MA-719, Sheet 4
Transverse Section
Captain Zoheth Rich House, Longnook & Higgins Hollow Roads, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,36-
Captain Zoheth Rich House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,36-2
East Flank
No drawings
Elisha Rich House, Ryder Beach Road, Truro, Barnstable County (Cappers House)
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,37-
Elisha Rich House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,37-1
South Front
Elisha Rich House
HABS MA-710, Sheet 4
Section Notes
Ephraim Rich House, Pump Log Point, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,38-
Ephraim Rich House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,38-1,
South Front
Ephraim Rich House HABS MA-717, Sheet 2
First Floor Plan
John C. Rich House, Old County Road vicinity, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,40-
John C. Rich House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,40-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
Richard Rich House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,42-
Richard Rich House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,42-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
Shebnah Rich House, Longnook Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,43-
Shebnah Rich House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,43-1
View from the Northwest
No drawings
Thomas Rich Jr. House (Cooper Cottage), Old County Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,44-
Thomas Rich Jr. House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,44-2
East End
No drawings
Warren Rich House, Ryder's Beach Road vicinity, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,46-
Warren Rich House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,46-1
West Front
No drawings
Rich-Cobb House, Prince Valley Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,47-
Rich-Cobb House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,47-1
[Front Elevation]
No drawings
Rich-Higgins House, Longnook Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,48-
Rich-Higgins House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,48-2
West End
Rich-Higgins House
HABS MA-718, Sheet 4
Section and Notes
Isaac Small House, Old King's Highway & Highland Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,49-
Isaac Small House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,49-1
View from the Southeast (from Front Lawn)
Isaac Small House HABS MA-695, Sheet 3
East Elevation
Thomas K. Small House, Highland Road & Old King's Highway, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,50-
Thomas K. Small House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,50-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
Ambrose Snow House & Cobbler Shop, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,51-
Ambrose Snow House & Cobbler Shop
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,51-1
View from the North
No drawings
Ephraim Snow House, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,53-
Ephraim Snow House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,53-1
View from the North
Ephraim Snow House
HABS MA-720, Sheet 4
Transverse Section
Joshua Snow House, North Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,54-
Joshua Snow House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,54-3
View from the East
No drawings
Stephen Snow House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,55-
Stephen Snow House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,55-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
William P. Snow House, South Pamet Road, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,56-
William P. Snow House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,56-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
David Stocker House, Holsberry Lane, Truro, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-TRU,57-
David Stocker House
HABS, MASS,1-TRU,57-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
Ebenezer L. Atwood House, Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,2-
Ebenezer L. Atwood House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,2-3
View from the Northwest
Ebenezer L. Atwood House HABS MA-708, Sheet 2
Transverse Section and First Floor Plan
Joel Atwood House, Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,3-
Joel Atwood House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,3-1
View from the Southwest
No drawings
Atwood-Higgins House, Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,4-
Atwood-Higgins House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,4-2
View from the Southeast
Atwood-Higgins House HABS MA-1087, Sheet 4
Front Elevation
David Baker House, Bound Brook Island Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,5-
David Baker House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,5-1
View from the South
David Baker House
HABS MA-709, Sheet 3
Transverse Section
Joseph Freeman House, Old Truro Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,6-
Joseph Freeman House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,6-1
View from the Southwest
No drawings
Charles Gormley House, Herring Pond Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,7-
Charles Gormley House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,7-1
View from the Southeast
No drawings
Josiah Higgins House, Gull & Higgins Ponds vicinity, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,11-
Josiah Higgins House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,11-1
View from the South
No drawings
John Newcomb House (Wellfleet Oysterman House), Williams Pond, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,12-
John Newcomb House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,12-2
View from the Southeast
John Newcomb House
HABS MA-704, Sheet 2
First Floor Plan
Samuel Rich House, Bound Brook Island Road vicinity, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,13-
Samuel Rich House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,13-1
View from the Southwest
No drawings
Rowell House, Gull Pond Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,14-
Rowell House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,14-2
View from the Southeast
Rowell House
HABS MA-777, Sheet 3
East and West Elevations
Ryder-Paine House, Pamet Point Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,15-
Ryder-Paine House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,15-1
View from the Southwest
No drawings
Justin Williams House, Pamet Point Road, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,16-
Justin Williams House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,16-1
View from the Southwest
Justin Williams House
HABS MA-703, Sheet 4
South Elevation
B. S. Young House, U.S. Route 6, Wellfleet, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-WEL,17-
B. S. Young House
HABS, MASS,1-WEL,17-1
View from the West
No drawings
Elizabeth Kelly House, Main Street, Yarmouth, Barnstable County
Call number: HABS, MASS,1-YARM,1-
Elizabeth Kelly House
HABS, MASS,1-YARM,1-1
Exterior, Front and Side
Elizabeth Kelly House
HABS MA-296, Sheet 3
Transverse Section and West, South and East Elevations
Jabez Wilder House, Main Street, Hingham, Plymouth County
Call number: HABS, MASS,12-HING,1-
Jabez Wilder House
HABS, MASS,12-HING,1-4
General View Main House from Southeast
Jabez Wilder House
HABS MA-137, Sheet 2
North and East Elevations
Sturtevant House, North Carver Green, North Carver, Plymouth County
Call number: HABS, MASS,12-CARVN,1-
Sturtevant House
HABS, MASS,12-CARVN,1-1
General View from Northeast
Sturtevant House HABS MA-2-96, Sheet 1
South and East Elevations, First Floor Plan

Rhode Island

Governor James Fenner House, 41 Waterman Street, Providence, Providence County
Call number: HABS, RI,4-PROV,38-
Governor James Fenner House
HABS, RI,4-PROV,38-1
View from Northeast
No drawings

For Bibliography, see page 2


Prepared by: Marilyn Ibach, Reference Specialist. Last revised: July 2003.
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