"The first pediment roof" Charles City Things to Do Tip by matcrazy1
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I got to know that the original mansion of the Berkeley Plantation, built in 1726, was the first with a pediment roof. A pediment is a triangular part at the top of the front of a building which supports the roof. Later on pediments of country houses were often decorated.
Tall chimneys and small, limited in number dormer windows are typical for Georgian country houses I saw in the USA. The bricks for the house were fired at place in 1726.
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