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.Mail-order Catalogues as a Guide to Popular Early 20th-century Houses Robert Schweitzer, Michael W. R. Davis ... The March 1938 issue of House and Garden, for example, carried 30 house plans for aquot;the modern family looking to build a new anbsp;...

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


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