Folk Architecture Sites


Louisiana State University Exhibits (NOTE: As of 10/06/04, links from the LSU Rural Life Museum Home Page to its exhibits are not active. The link from this page to the LSU page has been left active in the meantime, in case the links are re-established at a later time.) (drawings and photos from the Louisiana Historic American Buildings Survery)

Dale Lightfoot's Cultural Landscapes From Around The World select Folk Customs From Around The World--these slides include folk architecture (look in the middle of the group) plus costumes, customs, and more.

South Florida Folklife

Louisiana Studies Historical Preservation (go to Contents, then select illustrations)

Vernacular Designs

Eastender Restoration--Early American Homes (a commercial site, but good images of varous early types of houses, along with interior maps and "showrooms")


Dog Trot Houses (go to middle of page)

Sod Houses

Photos from the Sod House Museum

Wichita State University Special Collections (includes lyrics to songs about sod houses)

Salt Box Houses (Newfoundland Folk Architecture) (Copper Country--Mesnard) (Newfoundland)

Shotgun Houses (also information on 3 other house types, some broken links but still interesting)


Pete French Round Barn, Harney County, Oregon

Pete French Round Barn

Pete French Long Barn

Luscher Farm, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Ohio Barns (examples of barns from 32 states and Canada)

Round Barns

Barn Again (sponsored by Nebraska Humanities Council, so a lot about Nebraska, but also great background information and history, photos, and links to related sites)

The Americanization of the Barn, by Thoomas C. Hubka (article with visuals)

Covered Bridges

Covred Bridges at the Ohio Barns Web Site (examples from 27 states)

Maine Department of Transportation Covered Bridge Website (again, while local to Maine, contains good background information and great photos of a variety of covered bridges)

Kentucky Covered Bridges

Vermont Covered Bridges

Virginia's Covered Bridges

Oregon Covered Bridges

Oregon Department of Transportation Covered Bridges (most links from this page are broken, but the one page available gives background on Oregon covered bridges)

Lane County and


Texas Handbook: Folk Building

Mayan Houses

Tank Houses

 Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan : Architecture


Last Updated 10/06/04