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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #580

    Question

    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?

    Answer

    A four-rod-wide lot is 66 feet (20 meters) wide. A rod is 5-1/2 yards or 16.5 feet (5 meters).
     


     

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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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