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100 split-level & hillside Homes.: 1950s HOUSE PLANS

1950s HOUSE PLANS - OREGON)

Published by Home Building Plan Service. Portland, OR. Copyright 1958. (1958)

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About this Item: Home Building Plan Service. Portland, OR. Copyright 1958., 1958. wrappers. Booklet with photographic, full color and duo-tone illustrations of homes accompanied by floor plans, 72 pp, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, green-tone pictorial paper wrappers. Light soiling and wear to covers, previous owner's name in ink on front cover; ink "rearrangement" of printed floor plan on p. 17; several illustrations of homes are marked "OK" in pencil; interior in good condition overall. An interesting collection of homes designed to make the most of a sloping home site. There are Daylight Basement models as well as Front to Rear Split Level Models. The lower levels are generally given over to rooms designated "recreation," "hobby," "laundry," "party" or "rumpus room." One home features an open plan dining-living room with a "television corner" tucked between. Two-car garages are featured in many of the homes. Given the width of the homes, a number of plans call for the extra wide lots associated with post-war suburban sprawl. Overall, an interesting collection of 50s "split-level & hillside" homes. Catalogue bright and clean with condition issues noted. Seller Inventory # 51417

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Aladdin Readi-Cut Homes (Not Prefabricated).: 1950s HOUSE PLANS)

1950s HOUSE PLANS)

Published by Aladdin Company. Bay City, Michigan. Copyright 1953. (1953)

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About this Item: Aladdin Company. Bay City, Michigan. Copyright 1953., 1953. wrappers. 47th annual edition.. Booklet, color and black and white illustrations of homes accompanied by floor plans, 64 pp, 10 1/4 x 7 inches, in color pictorial paper wraps. A few short tears to covers; paper loss to spine; fold to rear cover. Overall, good condition, with useful insert "Freight Paid Price List" detailing costs. Aladdin's well illustrated catalogue of "Readi-Cut" homes also pictures Aladdin kitchens and ideas for colorful treatments of living rooms, bathrooms, etc. The statement on the cover of the catalog notes: "This is the 47th annual edition of the Aladdin catalog. It contains the accumulated experiences and knowledge of 47 years designing and manufacturing Aladdin Readi-Cut Houses for American Home Builders." There are a number of interesting photos (many in color) of home interiors. A two-page spread features photos of 40 year-old Aladdin homes which look brand new; also pictured a street scene in Birmingham England lined with 200 Aladdin homes constructed in 1917 ("Austin Village") as World War I factory-worker housing. A loose folded price list shows homes ranging from $2,000 (the "Honeymoon House") to the pink "Flamingo" at $7,300. A fascinating booklet featuring a wide variety of homes together with optional features (picture windows, kitchen cabinets, garages, etc.). By the 1950s Aladdin was suffering a decline in sales; they ceased operations in the early 1980s. Seller Inventory # 51391

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Homes of Distinction.: 1950s HOUSE PLANS

1950s HOUSE PLANS /POST WWII SMALL HOME CONSTRUCTION)

Published by Weyerhaeuser 4-Square Home Building Service. St. Paul, Minnesota. No date. Ca. 1952. (1952)

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About this Item: Weyerhaeuser 4-Square Home Building Service. St. Paul, Minnesota. No date. Ca. 1952., 1952. Glossy well-illustrated booklet with color drawings of 24 small homes, together with floor plans, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, 26 pp.,color pictorial paper wrappers. The homes are chiefly of "four rooms - one story" design, "five room - one story" design, or "six room - one story design." The basic floor plan consists of living room, kitchen, and multiple bed rooms plus bath room. Interestingly, a garage is not yet integral to every home's design. Three small ads for utility sheds (dated 1990) are scotch-taped to inner rear cover. Overall very good clean condition. The Weyerhaeuser catalog offers full color illustrations of homes pictured (in black and white) in their earlier and beefier 1950 catalog. All the homes are pictured in cheerful leafy surrounds with nary a neighbor in sight--a 1950s home-owner's paradise. Perhaps this iteration represents a sampling of Weyerhaeuser's "greatest hits" in the small home market. Seller Inventory # 53844

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1950s HOUSE PLANS)

Published by HomOgraf. East Detroit, Michigan (rechristened East Pointe, Michigan, in 1992). 1952. (1952)

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About this Item: HomOgraf. East Detroit, Michigan (rechristened East Pointe, Michigan, in 1992). 1952., 1952. Home plans booklet, 11 x 8 1/4 inches, 48 pp., color decorative paper wrappers, featuring a variety of home designs with one level ranch style homes predominant. The homes are pictured via artist-rendered illustrations; these are accompanied by floor plans and descriptive text. There is a three page illustrated listing of garages at the rear of the book, followed by two pages of what are termed "Summer Retreats," although other labels spring to mind. An uncommon booklet; WorldCat lists three library holdings for the 1953 edition, but none for 1952. Small paper loss to rear cover, light wear; overall good clean condition. Rear cover features, at top of page, numerous white faces confabulating as to the merits of HomOgraf homes with, below, over 20 initialed homilies testifying to the company's excellence ("The finest plans I have ever seen!" J.J.M. [Fla.] "Made the mistake of lending my Home Planner!" R.I. [B.C.]) Limited research suggests the firm is no longer in business. Seller Inventory # 53845

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1950s HOUSE PLANS)

Published by National Plan Service, Inc. Chicago. 1954. (1954)

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About this Item: National Plan Service, Inc. Chicago. 1954., 1954. Color illustrated booklet, 8 1/4 x 11 inches, 32 pp., pictorial card covers. An interesting array of 34 home designs from the mid-1950s that document the intriguing changes in home design unfolding in that period. The designs are displayed one or two to a page, alternating in color and black and white. The majority of homes offer a garage for the family automobile while many of the designs feature a "multi-use" room, which in later years would become the "family room" used to preserve the pristine (and seldom used) living room. Homes are shown in configurations "with basement" and "without"; steps to basement most frequently carved out of the home's kitchen square footage, although utilities located on the main floor in basement-less homes also impinged on living areas. Almost all the homes pictured are one level, although two-story and tri-level designs creep into the mix, and one home features a two-car garage. Another amenity found in several of the homes is the "bathroom and a half" feature, and more than one design incorporates two full bathrooms. In some designs, the breezeway between the house and garage has become a "porch," although at 8 x 10 feet it is difficult to image it being of much utility, apart from garbage can placement. Plans for basements are not shown in any of the plans. Ink signature on verso of front cover, light wear to covers; overall very good condition. Home Style Trends shows the prevailing tendency in mid-50s homes for an expanded square-foot "footprint" deemed "essential" to contemporary living. Seller Inventory # 53847

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Homes for Modern Living.: 1950s HOUSE PLANS

1950s HOUSE PLANS / POST WWII SMALL HOME CONSTRUCTION)

Published by Weyerhaeuser 4-Square Home Building Service. St. Paul, Minnesota. No date. Ca. 1950. (1950)

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About this Item: Weyerhaeuser 4-Square Home Building Service. St. Paul, Minnesota. No date. Ca. 1950., 1950. Well-illustrated booklet with black and white photos or drawings of small homes, together with floor plans, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, 72 pp., pictorial card covers. Over 35 of the homes are "four rooms--one story" designs, while approximately two dozen are "five room-one story" designs. The basic four room floor plan features living room, kitchen, and two bed rooms plus bathroom, while the five room model adds a third bedroom or a dining room. A scattering of six room models are at the rear of the catalog; these feature four bedrooms or three bedrooms and a study. Interestingly, a garage is not yet integral to every home's design; however, all the homes are pictured in cheerful leafy surrounds with nary a neighbor in sight--a postwar home-owner's paradise, at least on paper. Catalog in very good clean condition. The Weyerhaeuser catalog provides an upbeat look at the variety of housing choices available (at least to some) as America's consumer economy bounces back following World War II. Seller Inventory # 53843

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Planning Your Individual Home (Planning the Individual: 1950s OVERSIZED HOUSE

1950s OVERSIZED HOUSE PLANS CATALOG)

Published by National Plan Service, Inc. Chicago. 1950. (1950)

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About this Item: National Plan Service, Inc. Chicago. 1950., 1950. Massive spiral bound catalog of house plans, 20 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches, faux leather covers, 95 numbered pages plus index. Very light dampstaining in upper margin of first three sheets, soft crease at lower right corner of first few pages, light wear to covers with scattered spotting, but interior pages are very clean and bright. Most plans feature color renderings of the home's exterior, with photographs of interiors and furnishings, again, primarily in color. Houses shown, when single story, are chiefly in the 950 to 1050 square foot category. Most of these homes are two bedroom models, with kitchen, living, dining, and bathroom, in addition to an attached garage. Two story homes feature greater square footage. Many of the homes feature basements. The catalog was produced by NPS for distribution to lumber dealers. A complete set of plans could be acquired for customers desiring to build one of the homes illustrated. The catalog states on the first page what, for many homeowners, would become a rueful never-to-be-forgotten lesson: "Building a home is one of the greatest adventures of your lifetime." On the same page a family of four, parents and two children, peer with unrestrained pleasure at a small model of a one-story homeâ¦while a dotted line emanating from the model carries the reader's eye to the image at the bottom of the page - a turreted castle of the imagination. Heartache guaranteed.The huge dimensions of the catalogue permit large and colorful illustrations, detailed floor plans, plus, on many pages, black and white illustrations featuring "rear" and "side" views of each home. Inevitably the homes are pictured in luxuriant surrounds with leafy trees, verdant lawns, and cascading flowers. Occasionally the catalog will feature three homes to a page. Other components of the catalog include a "brick color guide," info on various topics: cedar shingles, woodwork, asphalt roofing, glass blocks ("add charm to modern homes") etc. Additional sections focus on the "concrete house," "wiring for modern living," in addition to individual focus on each room in the house, with particular attention to "your kitchen." The catalog is an amazing and uncommon production. Seller Inventory # 54548

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