I know that most of you share my passion for history, so I thought you’d enjoy this infographic with the oldest buildings in the US I found on BigRentz.
They say that the difference between the US and Europe is that 100 miles is a long distance in Europe but 100 years is a long time in the US. And it’s true. I grew up next to 5th century BC ruins, in a country where anything less than two centuries is deemed to be contemporary. I mean this literally: the Greek Central Council of Modern Monuments deals with anything dating from 1830 to date!
Of course, that is not to say that the US doesn’t have a rich history. Take the oldest buildings in the US, for example. The Acoma Pueblo is probably the oldest one. Estimated to have been built in 1000 AD, is a part of the cultural history of New Mexico. Referred to as “Sky City,” Acoma Pueblo is currently the oldest still inhabited area in the United States.
Take a tour through American history on BigRentz or have a look at the infographic below with the 15 oldest buildings in the US: