Matt Sampson takes us to the Merchant’s house in New York City. It’s the oldest remaining house in the city with all of it’s original furnishings. But what’s really interesting is how those living in the 1800’s kept warm!
If we look at our country’s Colonial period and the westward expansion of the pioneers, we see that homes were much smaller. A one-room home was much easier to heat and a single fireplace was enough to do the job. So most people lived in one-room homes.