Reconstructed houses at Plimoth Plantation, MA
Maybe there are some history museums near where you live that have preserved or reconstructed old log cabins, sod houses, pueblos, or plantation houses with slave cabins. Try to go visit these old houses near where you live.
Directions for building a paper log cabin model
Main page about North American houses
Click here for American public buildings like churches and theaters.
For more about North American houses, check out these books at your local library or on Amazon:
by Professor K.E. Carr, Portland State University