California Bungalows of the Twenties by Henry L. Wilson

By Henry L. Wilson

Reprint of infrequent catalog comprises entrance or front-angled elevations, ground plans and inside sketches for dozens of actual bungalow designs, many targeted to the California panorama. unique descriptions indicate precise beneficial properties and probabilities of every one layout, and contain estimates of prices. 231 black-and-white illustrations.

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9 5 Cape of Good H o p e captured. • In America the original Puritan colonists have been followed b y Quakers and Catholics until there are thirteen states, with a white population of nearly two millions. England considers that America should help to pay for the Seven Years' W a r , and her imposition of taxation leads to revolution and the foundation of the United States of America. The horrors of the French Revolution retard political progress in this country and bring about an exaggerated respect for everything that is old-established.

Interior, House at Esher. 1939. Architects : Patrick Gwynne and Wells Coates. 77. F/aJs at Pullman 7 5 . Terrace, Stratford-on-Avon. 1939. Architect : F. R. S. Yorke. Court, Streatham. 1934. Frederick Gibberd. Architect , The modern dwelling is of a variety of types and is built of a variety of materials. The examples shown here are a single-floor detached bungalow, in stone and concrete, 7 3 ; a terrace of rural cottages in brick and timber, 7 5 ; a three-storey town house in brick and concrete with renderedfinish,7 6 ; and a multi-floor block of one- and two-roomflatsin reinforced concrete, 77.

The resulting dense semi-viscous mass qf material may be poured into moulds of almost any shape and will set hard. When steel bars are embedded in the concrete it has great tensile and compressive strength, and is called &inforced Concrete. Above on the left is a reinforced concrete column, a, with the concrete cut away to reveal the steel reinforcing rods, b. The wood shuttering, c, forms the temporary mould into which the liquid concrete is poured. The complete column with foundation and beams to carry the floors is on the right.

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