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The Germans came from the heavily forested regions of eastern Germany and what is today central and western Czechoslovakia and adjacent Poland. 8 In timber-rich America, the Scotch-Irish dropped their stone-and-mud construction technique for the log technique of their German neighbors. The Germans, in turn, dropped their three-room log house with central chimney for the two-room, end-chimney form of their Scotch-Irish neighbors. S. to contribute building styles and techniques to Texas. One stream extended across Pennsylvania and then broadly along the route marked by the Ohio River into Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas.

Houses built in this style are known as covered frame houses. 3 Cats also could be used to make a chimney. The use of Page 22 cats in nogging did not extend very far west of the Mississippi Valley but catted chimneys persisted well into Texas. The form was degenerating by the time it reached Texas as is evidenced by abandonment of the stick to give form and strength to each cat. A wooden framework to provide general shape to the structure was retained. 4 Some decomposed catted chimneys examined by this author in East Texas are nothing but rained-smoothed mounds of clay.

Into Galveston and Indianola came Germanic and Slavic people from Europe. And from the south across the Rio Grande came the Mexicans, many of whom were on Texas soil before the outlanders even thought of coming to the state. Each group brought its own styles and methods of building, and each adapted the styles to the material at hand and began building to keep off the rain and to cope with the wild, new land. Page 2 A house becomes a barn Page 3 Built in Texas F E. Abernethy Man is naturally and genetically a builder, continually struggling to plumb and square life into an order that he can cope with.

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