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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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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was necessary to make over the upper part of the house. The garden-house Double dormer windows were built in the attic, which was were of course a necessity.partitioned so as to allow for a couple of bedrooms. Thisvirtually added another story to the dwelling. The roofwas reshingled in spots, and a new brick chimney built. Anevespout was added at the roofs edge to carry off the rain-water, which was collected in a cistern. Originally there were four small rooms downstairs. Thepartition between two of these at one end of the house wasremoved, making a large living-room. The other tworooms were changed somewhat to adapt them to the re-quirements of kitchen and dining-room. The kitchen fixtures were easiest of all to install. Run-ning water was provided there by means of the boiler at-tached to the range, and the cistern pump. The last alsosupplied water to the bathroom. Waste pipes conveni-ently carried the water into the field about half a mile away. Outside the living-room,at the west
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