Wednesday, June 2, 2010

1915 Architectural Design for The American Foursquare

The American Foursquare: Click to enlarge any photo.
The American Foursquare was built between 1890 and about 1935. After 1900, it was one of the most popular house styles in both rural settings and on small city lots. They were sensible two- to two-and-a-half-story homes that were economical to build, comfortable to live in, and aesthetically pleasing in their simplicity. The Foursquare takes its name from its simple, cubic shape and floor plan which is divided into quarters on each floor.

I predict that this post will be as popular as the 1917 Architectural Design for A Colonial Home to Cost $12,500. with house plans. Which is your favorite?

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1 comment:

Kat said...

Rosemary, I really love 4 square houses. They are so comfortable, and a terrific use of space. Actually I love so many older homes. My home is over 100 years old and I love how solid and comfortable it is. I am renovating the kitchen, as it had previously been renovated, but not in keeping with the era of the house. A bit more work but worth it.

Good night, I must get some sleep, there will be more dust waiting for me in the morning.