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Pennsylvania House

Pennsylvania Farmhouse, Ulster American Folk ParkThe Pennsylvania Farmhouse is an exact replica of the six-room dwelling lived in by Thomas Mellon and his family.The original house still stands to this day in the town of Export, Pennsylvania.

This log farmhouse is typical of those constructed by permanent settlers in the New World.

Pennsylvania FarmhouseThe technique of log construction used in the log cabin is repeated but here the logs are completely hewn or 'squared' and are more tightly fitted to prevent rain from seeping in.

The greater size and more finished appearance of the Pennsylvania farmhouse in comparison to the log cabin were not the only indications of the increasing prosperity of the Mellon family. The contents of the house offered further proof that the primitive lifestyle of the cabin was giving way to something more civilised.