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Drawing 1: Floor Plans of Clara Barton's Home in Glen Echo, Maryland.

[Graphic] Drawing 1 with link to higher quality image.
(Clara Barton National Historic Site)

1) Compare the number of rooms used personally by Barton with the area used by the American Red Cross for housing volunteers, for office space, and for storage of supplies. What conclusions can you draw about the activities that took place in the house?

2) Using the measurements provided, calculate the building's approximate total square footage. How does that figure compare to the place where you live? Would you like to live in such a large house? Would you like to live and work in the same building? Why or why not?

3) Examine the floor plan carefully. What features of modern-day houses can you find?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of the floor plan, but be aware that the file will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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