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Drawing 1: Elevations of Lindenwald as it Appeared in 1797.
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(Martin Van Buren National Historic Site)

In 1797, Peter Van Ness hired local builders and used native materials in the construction of his large, two-and-one-half story, red brick house.

1. How would you describe this house?

2. Why would it be important to know the appearance of this house prior to Van Buren's occupancy? How do you think we know what the house looked like when it was first built?

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