Revised Myth # 67: Ceilings were lower back then to keep the heat in.

(Heard by Sara Rivers Cofield on a historic house tour.) This is a fact, not a myth–at least, it is true in the northern colonies/states. Lower ceilings decrease air space and so concentrate the heat from the fireplace in a smaller number of cubic feet. That’s why in the South before air-conditioning, houses were often […]

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