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The lean-to roof is the most simple of them all, and is usually employed for small sheds, piazzas, porches, ells, and in many other situations where appearance is not a matter of great moment, and where the essential thing is to obtain the shelter as cheaply and as easily as possible. The lean-to roof is shown in Fig. 162. It consists of a plain surface, one end or one side of which is raised to a higher level than the other side or end, and supported in this position by means of walls or by means of posts at the four corners. The position in which the surface is supported enables the rain water to drain freely from it, and thus it fulfills the requirements of a roof so long as it remains water-tight.
Fig. 162. Lean-To Roof.
LIVING ROOM IN HOUSE FOR MR. C. M. THOMPSON, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
For Plans and Extension See Pages 106, for Dinina Boom See Pages 128.
LIBRARY IN HOUSE FOR MR. C. M. THOMPSON, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, Architects, Boston and New York.