What is a Saltbox House ?

A saltbox house has a peaked roof on the front of the house, and a flatter roof on the back. This type of house was popular in Newfoundland from the 1860s until about 1900. There are still many fine examples of old saltbox houses in Newfoundland. This one was found in Trinity Bay South.

Photo by Janet McNaughton


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