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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The Block Corners Are Artistically Emphasized kitchen to be used asa dining – ro 0 o m.This type of cottageis very popular forthose who earnhigher wages. It has taken acapital of $1,750,-000 for this experi-ment, which includesthe buying of onehundred and fortyacres of land andthe building ofthe cottages, schools,shops, institutions,clubs, etc., includingthe making of roads October, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 399
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Even the Chimney-stacks Contribute Their Quota to the Result and the laying out ofparks. In 1878 the stan-dard type of cottagecost one thousanddollars each to build,but in 1901 the samecottage cost one thou-sand six hundred andfifty dollars to build,which price has beensteadily increasing,owing to the increasein the cost of ma-terials. The firstparlor houses cost tobuild one thousand sixhundred and fifty dol-lars each, but in 1901they cost two thou-sand seven hundredand fifty dollars, andthey have been in-creasing at the samerate. The rents ofthe cottages havebeen fixed at such an amount as to pay for roads, taxes, repairsand maintenance. The standard cottagesrent for eighty-seven cents a week, whilethe Parlor Cottage rents for one dollar andthirty-seven cents. The maximum limitpossible for the maintenance of a healthylife has been decided as ten cottages to theacre, or four hundred and eighty yards percottage. The village contains upward ofsix hundred houses and four miles of road-wa
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