"Affordable Saltbox." Builder, vol. 24
no. 11 (Aug. 15, 2001): 46.
Presentation of a modern saltbox, with plans.
Alsop, Susan Mary. "American Continuity: Remembering William
Sheffield Cowles at Oldgate." Architectural Digest,
vol. 43 (Sept. 1986): 170-175.
Three centuries of Cowles family history at Oldgate, a 1680
saltbox built in Farmington Connecticut. Also, its association
with Anna Roosevelt, who commissioned Olmsted to lay out the
Alsop. Susan Mary. "A Colonial Sensibility: Restoring
a Shingled Saltbox on Eastern Long Island." Architectural
Digest, vol. 46 (June 1989): 132-139.
How an 18th-century saltbox was moved to a new site and restored.
Andrews, JeanMarie. "A Twentieth-Century Saltbox." Early
American Homes, vol. 28 no. 4 (Aug. 1997):60-69.
How the Harbolds designed a modern saltbox in Connecticut.
Illus. with photos, plans.
Baker, John Milnes. American House Styles: A Concise
Guide. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1994. [LC
Call number: NA7205.B33 1994 P&P]
In Chapter 2, "Colonial: 1600-1780," the saltbox
house is explained. Includes a floor plan, and a perspective
Bock, Gordon. "Saltboxes and Catslides (1660-1800)." Old
House Journal, vol. 29 no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2001): 64-67.
Cover story. The history of saltboxes with diagrams and illustrations.
Clute, Shirley S. "Bidwell's Saltbox House." Historical
Journal of Massachusetts, vol. 21 no. 2 (1993): 23-43.
Three generations of changes to the Adonijah Bidwell House
of Monterey, Massachusetts and their social context are studied.
Colgan, Susan. "At Home in the Marsh-Whitlock House: a
Restored 18th-Century Saltbox." Arts & Antiques,
vol. 6 no. 4 (1983): 90-97.
Describes the restoration of a 1739 saltbox house in Connecticut.
Fine Homebuilding on Frame Carpentry. Newtown,
Conn.: Taunton Press, 1990. 127 p., illus. (some color). [LC
call number: TH2301.F456 1990].
Includes the chapter: "Framing an open-plan saltbox."
Gallagher, Lawrence J. "Mailing Away for a House." Esquire,
vol. 108 (Sept. 1987): 84.
Manufactured houses are described, including a New England
saltbox derived from a design by Acorn Structures.
"Historic Colors." Redbook, vol. 175
no. 4 (Aug. 1990): 80-87.
Authentic early American palette for restoration of
an 18th century saltbox.
Holland, Elizabeth. "Laurels for a Saltbox: The Rice House
is Distinguished by its Wide Market Appeal, Conventional Construction,
and Inexpensive Solar Heating System." Solar Age,
vol. 6 (Jan. 1981): 38 (3).
Howe, Jeffery W. A Digital Archive of American Architecture [web
site]. Chestnut Hill, Mass.: Boston College, 1996- . [URL: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/]
About 1400 digitized images of American architecture, plus
explanatory material. Includes the saltbox.
Lewis, George R. "A New England Saltbox." Early
American Life, vol. 8 no. 3 (June 1977): 46-47.
Architect Lewis presents a modern 5-bay saltbox in a perspective
drawing and plans.
McAlester, Virginia and Lee. A Field Guide to American
Houses. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. [LC call number:
NA7205.M35 1984 P&P]
In the chapter on "Colonial Houses: Postmedieval English," discusses
development of the saltbox form; perspective illustration (pgs.
McGlinn, Evan. "Historic Houses to Go." Forbes,
vol. 146 no. 4 (Aug. 20, 1990): 98-101.
Disassembling old homes and reassembling them elsewhere. Includes
a 1670 saltbox from Wallingford, Connecticut moved to North Stamford.,
Pollard, Mark. "American Archetype: Always in Style." Classic
American Homes, vol. 26 no. 3 (June 2000): 102.
The saltbox house's brief history; a modern version for sale
from History House Plans with blueprints.
Rose, Phyllis. "A Connecticut Yankee: Restoring a designer's
1750 New England Saltbox." Architectural Digest,
vol. 48 (Dec. 1991): 92-99.
Renovation of a Roxbury, Connecticut house, especially the
Roth, McKie Wing, Jr. "House Plan: The Dresden Saltbox." Early
American Life, vol. 17 no. 2 (April 1986): 58-59.
Architect Roth presents a saltbox design with exposed second-story
beams; photo and plans.
"Seasoned Saltbox." Colonial Homes,
vol. 18 no. 2 (April 1992): 66-72.
Renovation by Theodate Pope Riddle of a saltbox in Farmington,
Schuler, Stanley. Saltbox and Cape Cod Houses (West
Chester, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1986. 160 p., illus.
(some color). [LC call number: NA7210 .S39 1988].
Brief history of the form and the development of the saltbox.
Index to houses at front.
Shipman, Wanda. "A Saltbox for All Reasons." Blair & Ketchum's
Country Journal, vol. 13 (Sept. 1986): 44-51.
Architect Hank Huber's country saltbox design can be re-blocked
to suit needs, and has three framing options . Available from
Environmental Design Associates.
Stains, Laurence R. "Kit Homes: More than a Shack in a
Box." Money, vol. 15 (Jan. 1986),. 109-115.
Includes floor plans.
Swan, Joyce Ferris. "Restoring a Saltbox." Early
American Life, vol. 15 no. 3 (June 1984): 41-45 86-88,
The owners of the 1812 Stone-Swan House in Westfield, New York
give a chronicle of its restoration. Many photographs, including
interiors under construction.
Prepared by: Marilyn Ibach, Reference Specialist.
Last revised: January 2002