Kearney Cottage, 1784 - plans for a historic 2-3 bedroom Colonial Saltbox home

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The Kearney Cottage - 1784

  • Building name: The Kearney Cottage
  • Designer/Architect: Unknown
  • Date of construction: 1784
  • Location: Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Style: Colonial Saltbox
  • Number of sheets: 11 sheets measuring 18”x24”

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

This listing is for prints on 20# bond paper. It is for architectural drawings only. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and not included in this package.

HISTORY: 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.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube. This listing includes architectural prints ONLY. Any photos shown in the description are for information only and are NOT included in your purchase. Thanks.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are not complete architectural drawings as might be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. But your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary. What they do provide is accurate design information about a REAL Colonial house, not a pseudo-Colonial tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Orders shipped to addresses outside the USA may be subject to customs duties at their destination. The buyer is responsible for any such duties.

The original drawings from which these dimensionally accurate scans were made are kept at the Historic American Building Survey, in the Library of Congress. (SA001)