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    QUIZ

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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

     

    Architecture Puzzler #580

    When early American townships were being developed, it was common to offer lots of various lengths along street frontages. Depending on a person’s inclinations or financial strength they might purchase a lot of 1, 2, 3, or 4 rods wide. How wide is a 4-rod lot?


     

    Question from Last Week:
    Architecture Puzzler #579

    At the time the Dirigible Dock building was first built (1929), it was considered by some to enclose the largest unobstructed space in the world. Each end of the building had two doors measuring 202 feet (62 meters) high. Each door pivoted on a single pin at the top. Guess how these doors were designed to be pulled open. By teams of horses, a system of weights and pulleys, or with a locomotive?  

    Answer to Puzzler #579


     

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    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2013, Dave Guadagni.

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    These residential lots in historic Danville, Pennsylvania might have been measured in this way.
    Photo: Doug Kerr

     
     
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