Kearney Cottage, 1784 - plans for a historic Colonial home

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Sheet List - 11 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

  • Cover sheet, information, site plan
  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • 4 sheets - Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Building Section, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • 3 sheets - Details, various scales

The Saltbox, a colonial classic, with its rustic, asymmetric charm embodies country living up and down the eastern seaboard. Captain Lawrence Kearny, born in this house, wrote of it in a letter in 1842, “I may establish proper rules and regulations for the better government of the old cottage next Spring… on my hoisting my broad penant upon the old pear tree … and there I shall conclude my long career of sea service.” And so he did, retiring from the US Navy, raising his 3 sons, together with his wife Josephine.

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and are NOT included in your purchase. The original, public domain drawings were prepared by the Historical American Building Survey and rest in the Library of Congress.

IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are NOT complete architectural drawings as will be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. Nor are they designed to meet current building codes. These are measured drawings of actual historic American homes that provide accurate design information about these homes. Your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary.

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