Playhouse Designs from the Historic American Building Survey 

View and print photos, floor plans, exterior elevations and construction details of historic American playhouses.


Playhouse Designs from the Historic American Buildings Survey


These two nineteenth century children's playhouses are samples of the building designs that have been preserved through the HABS. You can view photos and measured drawings of floor plans, exterior elevations and construction details.


Handwerker Gingerbread Playhouse, 865 North Thomas Street, Memphis, Shelby County, TN

Card # TN0134

This Tennessee Queen Ann Victorian style children's playhouse seems to be inspired by the popular home designs of Knoxville architect George Barber.


1893 Peleg Brown Ranch, Play House, 12945 Old Virginia Road, Reno vicinity, Washoe County, NV

Card # NV0153

A beautiful Craftsman style children's playhouse.


The Historic American Building Survey is a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the National Park Service. Read more about their efforts to preserve America's heritage by visiting their website: Built in America  To learn more about any of the designs listed here, search for it by its card number. Then, explore the vast and ever-growing HABS collection to view related building designs.




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