Monday, August 19, 2013

Dogtrot House

The dogtrot, also known as a breezeway house, dog-run, or possum-trot, is a style of house that was common throughout the Southeastern United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Sometimes I dream of owning a dogtrot in rural Mississippi. Welcoming visitors to sit in the breezeway while we drink ice lemon tea and have long conversations.

This dogtrot is located in the Grand Gulf Military State Park.

Love the porch and breezeway.

Come inside one of the big rooms, rest your feet.

On the backside

6 comments:

  1. Looks good,but the bugs, can you screen in a dog trot?

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    1. Yes, it can be screen in. The plan I like is a screen in dogtrot.

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  2. I love the wide breezeway. When I was a child, a friend lived in a house with a breezeway where we often played--but I remember it as being much narrower than the one in this photo.

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    1. I remember one from my childhood. The house nor the breezeway was large as this one.

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  3. There was one on county it was one on County Line Road

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    1. Several times I have wished I had a camera to take a photograph of various styles of housing.

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