Flossie’s Fridays: Week 8

Flossie decided to flit away from the 1751 Palmer-Marsh House and view another home on the historic site. As you can see in the picture, this building is called the Van Der Veer House, and it was built circa 1790. (Circa means “about” and people use this term when they aren’t sure of the exact year but know the general time.) The house is now named for Jacob Van Der Veer – he bought the home in 1824 and was a business man in town who later became a founder of the Bank of Washington. Flossie thought the roof of this house was really neat. You cannot see what the roof line looks like in this photo.
Please visit http://www.nchistoricsites.org/bath/vanderveer.htm to learn the name of this type of roof and to see what it looks like. Once you know the answer, please send us your answer on Twitter tagging us at @HistBathSiteNC using #vdvhouse, or on Facebook (again tagging us as @Historic Bath Site and using #vdvhouse) so we know that you’ve participated in Flossie’s little quiz again this week!


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