The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 21, 1961 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 21, 1961
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? (la.), 'Friendship' brought idea for model home WOpilf:: INVITED 1 SAT • JERRY LEANEAGH •' ' GUS LUNDH A friendship between two yqung men, in which one helped the other in' a "do-it-yourself" home building project, has led to the formation of a contracting firm, and also construction of Kossuth County's first "Gold Medallion Home." • . The home will be open for public inspection, next Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, at 214 North Woodworth St. Jerry Leaneagh,'who had. been with the WestinghQuse %,Qcjrpt!*3 atidft for four precedirig^yefftir returned to rha'ke \ his 'home: in Algona the first of this year upon retirement of his father, Del Leaneagh, who had founded and operated the Directory .Service, Inc. from Algona for some years. Jerry became general manager.. He re-established an oldfrierid- ship with Gus Lundh, who had a house plan which he intended to use to construct a home for himself. Jerry got interested in, the plan and before he knew it was sharing Gus' enthusiasm for the project. Jerry's connection with West- Jnehouse Electric led to the program which has produced the first Gold Medallion home in this area. What is a "Gold Medallioi, Home"? Basically it is a home which is all-electric. "Medallion" is a registered trademark and it can be displayed. and promoted onlj by .builders who meet the Me dallion home requirements as tc electrical use. •There is a Bronze Medallion home which meets certain electrical specifications, and a Gold Medallion home in which all mpdern conveniences are electrical. The home constructed by the L. & L. Construction Co., (Lundh and Leaneagh) is the later, Gus Lundh did the home designing. Leaneagh was the electrical consultant. The split-level house is all- electric, including baseboard electric heating, tguchplate Hehtinfc with dimmers, electric refrigerator, electric range, dishwasher, disposal unit, appliance center, washer, dryer, vent hood, and an air-conditioning circuit which while not in use at present is ell set to go at a future date. There are only three electrical wires coming into the home. The two young men (Leaneagh is 28, Lundh is 32), hope to continue with their construction program. We are "learning as we go Upng" said Leaneagh. He said there were 1468 "all- electric" homes in Iowa the firsi of this year, and a half million in the United States. The Gold Medallion Home Council, a cooperating group ot power companies, both public utility and municipal, have estimated that electric heating, when upkeep of other types of heating are taken into consideration, is no more expensive than any other form. Computing the average upkeep cost into figures for other types of heating, the Gold Medallion grpup says the average home costs $230 a year to heat with electricity. The general public is cordially invited to inspect the home during Open House Days. BOOKS - TO SEE THE MODERN MIRACLES OF ALGONA'S FIRST TOTALLY ELECTRIC GOLD MEDALLION HOME ft O AA E F E D E R A I? §A VI N G S AND LOAN ASSOCIATION ALGONA, IOWA MAKING YOUR CITY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK & RAISE A FAMILY You Will See The New Princess All-Automatic Water Conditioner Chpice of five beautiful fathion-right colors) THE LINDSAY "PRINCESS" WAS SELECTED FOR THIS GOLD MEDALLION HOME BECAUSE .... 1. ALL-AUTOMATIC . . . No valves or levers to operate, no service or route men, gone are the old- fashioned chores — it's all-automatic. 2, EFFICIENT, COMPACT . . . The graceful Lindsay Princess is efficient as well as beautiful . . , easy on water and fits in most anywhere, * 3, ENDURING QUALITY . . , * L-"-i L''e '», n tradition with Lindsay equipmant (inside and out). Years hence your Princess will still be beautiful. 4. BUILT BY LINDSAY ... Lindsay engineering leads the water conditioning industry. America's largest manufacturer of home-owned water conditioners. V See for yourself Saturday or Sunday why the Lindsay ''Princess" was selected! LINDSAY Soft Water Of Algona €Y 4*3755 South Phillips I Hello . , . this Is Ready-Mix .-.''' i '. • " ; , ' • ' f calling tb tjicirik you for se..••".''•••',' ' ,' •-''-'" '•".'* i • ' . • '•' .',;./••• ..>".' .! » . *• •i '.' , • • >--•.• ,'*'•_..*>., '' ' : , • letting us as your complete building materials supplier for , ' ^-' ' ':'".''• Algond's First GOLD MEDAL- i LION HOME! Our Congratulations to the L & L Construction Co. for building this model home and holding an open house so that all of you may see what can be done with modern building materials. CONCRETE Ready-Mix used even In some of the sidewalls: LUMBER Dimentional lumber for farming. Quality and uniformity is a must I SID ING Selected from a huge stock. for beauty and comfort. INSULATION Extremely important to plan correctly I '•;•'•/ MILLWORK By Built-Well from a Tremendous Variety from which to select I PANELING Finest selected grains and finishes, r Even used some plywood I HARDWARE Locks, hinges etc. must be of . top manufacture yet economical 1 SHEET ROCK There are all kinds but labor is the most important. Choose carefully I TFLE A lot of factors enter in. Beauty, Utility, noise etc. ROOFING There is a big difference in weights and utility I EVEN THE NAILS AND BOLTS!! READY MIX CONCRETE And LUMBER CO. Algona's Headquarters for Lumber and Buildings Materials of all Kinds 202 N. LANTRY CY 4-4266

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