Styles, Types, and Materials

To appeal to a broad audience, plan books kept current with a wide variety of styles and types of houses. Plans were available for every stylistic trend, from Japanese, to Swiss Chalet, to Spanish. The books also reflected changes in building techniques, such as the use of balloon framing, and materials, such as concrete block.


In addition to stock plans for single family homes, there were books of plans for “income units,” portable buildings, sheds, poultry houses, and vacation homes.


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