Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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ugh the house had foundations firmlybuilt. Little had been done in the way of grading the frontyard, and virtually the aspect of the ground was littlechanged from the primeval clearing given it in Revolu-tionary days. The first thing to be done was to carefully examine theold building and determine just what repairs and altera-tions were necessary to put the entire structure in goodcondition. The problem of the interior was to plan everystep in advance, so that there would be no needless expensethrough experimental building and tearing down again. A sketch was made showing thearrangement of the rooms as theywere, and this the architect used asthe basis for studying out a plan ofreconstruction. Each room wasmeasured and located on the dia-gram, and carefully drawn to thescale of one quarter of an inch tothe foot. Every window, door andcloset was shown on the drawing. Then dotted lines were introduced on the sketch illustrating the di- The original house mensions of the new rooms. Space
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August, 1913 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 281 also was allotted for the fur-niture which it was desiredto use in the remodeledhouse. An inexpensiveplumbing system wasplanned, with fireplaces inthe living-rooms, and arange in the kitchen. It was arranged to put acellar under the house.Enough stone was picked upin nearby fields and oft ofold stone fences to reinforcethe old foundations as wellas for the cellar walls. In order to provide moresleeping accommodations it
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