1900s - 1930s

Plans and Elevations of Houses for Settlers Built by the California State Land Settlement Board
Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1920.
EnvDesign Rare NA7235.C2 C27 1920

Homes for Workmen; a presentation of leading examples of industrial community development
New Orleans: The Southern Pine Association [1919].
EnvDesign NA7551 .S6

Communities across the U.S. were concerned with housing their low-income and rapidly growing populations, and building industries took advantage of this opportunity to sell their products.

Your Own Home: [suggestions, plans and condensed catalog]
Whiting-Mead. Los Angeles: Whiting-Mead Co. [ca. 1925-30].
EnvDesign Rare NA7235.C2 W45 1920z

Whiting-Mead is a heating and plumbing company founded in 1898 and still in business in Los Angeles.

Home Builder Magazine
San Francisco: Home Builder Publisher, 1891-ca. 1920s.
EnvDesign Rare NA7235.C2 H66, 1916-1917

This magazine was the official organ of the California League of Mutual Buildings and Loan Associations. Stock house plan designer Walter W. Dixon, of Dixon & Hillen, played a major role in the magazine.

The Home Plan Book
[San Francisco]: Bank of America [1936].
EnvDesign Rare NA7126 .B36 1936

Journal Bungalows
Philadelphia: Ladies' home journal, 1920.
EnvDesign Rare NA7571 .L3 1920

Sears Modern Homes, 1913
Sears, Roebuck and Co. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2007. Reprint of the 1913 edition.  
EnvDesign NA7205.M63 2007a

Honor Bilt Modern Homes
Sears, Roebuck and Company. Chicago: Sears, Roebuck and Co., [1920?].
EnvDesign Rare NA7127 .S55 1920

Homes of Today
Sears, Roebuck and Company, Home Construction Division. [Chicago]: Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1932.
EnvDesign Rare f NA7127 .S42 1931

The Book of Bildcost Gardened Home Plans from Better Homes
and Gardens
John Normile, ed. Des Moines, Ia.: Better Homes & Gardens, rev. ed., 1936.
EnvDesign Rare NA7208 .B48 1936

Selected Homes
Los Angeles, Calif.: Cleveland Publications, [ca. 1930-40].
EnvDesign Rare NA7235.C2 S45 1930z
Popular Homes
Los Angeles: Bungalowcraft Co., ca. 1920s.
EnvDesign Rare NA7125 .P67 1900z

Official Exposition Model Homes Tour of San Francisco Bay Counties: album and plan book
Exposition Model Homes Tour, inc. [San Francisco: E. A. Hunt and F. L. Newton, 1939].
NRLF NA7127.E88

26 demonstration homes of various styles were built in the Bay Area for San Francisco’s 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.

Wilson’s Modern Homes
Los Angeles: H. L. Wilson, 1914.
EnvDesign Rare NA7235.C2 W55

Distinctive Homes
Shasta Lumber Company; Floyd A. Dernier. Marysville: Shasta Lumber; Chico: Diamond Match Co., 1923.
EnvDesign Rare NA7235.C2 S43 1923

Like Cleveland Publishing of Los Angeles, Floyd A. Dernier published stock plan catalogs other companies could distribute as their own. Two exact copies of
Distinctive Homes bear different “authorship,” of Shasta Lumber in Marysville and Diamond Match Co. in Chico.

Casa Grande [Model Worker’s housing], Pinal Co. Az.
Vernon DeMars. Washington DC: U.S. Rural Resettlement Division, Resettlement Administration, 1936.
Environmental Design Archives, Elizabeth Kendall Thompson Collection

Small House Competition, 1932
Gertrude Comfort Morrow.
Environmental Design Archives, Irving and Gertrude Morrow Collection

America’s Home Building Plan Solved! (from Homes of Today)
[Chicago]: Sears, Roebuck and Co., Home Construction Division, 1932.
EnvDesign Rare fNA7127.S42 1931