Q Which house over 100 years old still holds the title as the largest house in the U.S.?
A The 250-room Biltmore House in Asheville, NC, built 1890-1895 at a cost of $4.4 million, is the largest house in the US.
Q What is the role of the U.S. Housing Authority?
A Created in 1937 by FDR, the U.S. Housing Authority provides construction loans to small communities and states.
Q What architectural detail made its way into the design of many suburban homes built in the 1950s, 60s and 70s?
A The picture window was a signature of the suburban American neighborhood.
Q What group of settlers introduced the log cabin to the New World?
A The Swedish settlers of Delaware brought their own timber for building log cabins, a style that originated in Finland.
Q What unique contribution did the town of Flushing, New York make to the American home?
A The flush toilet was invented in Flushing.