America's Favorite Homes

America's Favorite Homes

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During the first four decades of the twentieth century, prefabricated and catalogue homes grew in popularity and number. Built and occupied by farmers, merchants, the new armies of factory workers and other lower- and middle-class families, these are the modest homes that today line American streets. Using mail-order house catalogues from the time, Robert Schweitzer and Michael W. R. Davis chart the development of catalogue houses and their variations and include floor plans for many models. Students of architecture, whether amateur of professional, preservationists and academics will find in America's Favorite Homes a handy reference to those homes that soon will be eligible for historic designation.One of the 76 pages from Sears instruction manual for erecting a pre-cut house, 1928. Fig. ... Aladdin referred, for example, to bundles marked aquot;porch flooraquot;: aquot;The material to be used for first floor sub-flooring has all been stenciled, a#39;Sub-flooring anbsp;...

Title:America's Favorite Homes
Author:Robert Schweitzer, Michael W. R. Davis
Publisher:Wayne State University Press - 1990


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