The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1937 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 27, 1937
Page 5
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TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1937 BIATHEVILLK (AUK.)' COURIER NEWS FIVE m^sjmr^"^^ -\ •'-^"sr^n^ r»T« pM .® 4; '"?'.. '< ° / B ) "'i' p Home Is Perfect Picture o Pre-War South —With 1937 Conveniences U>- NBA Service NEW YORK.—Set clown oil an old plantation in Tennessee is the first house that ever went to college. Owned by, Mrs. Louise Bun Jacobs, it matriculated at George Fcabcdy College for Teachers, a graduate school affiliated with Van- devbilt University, last year, am has just been graduated, a pcrfcc picture of the Old South. Nevei before was a house built as thii one, and it is comfortabb am convenient—as modern as this morning's newspaper. Mrs. Jacobs has been for year an enthusiast, on the subjects the Old •'outhern tome and Ten uessee architecture. Two years ag she enrolled as a special stu-Jei in a home-planning course. Dur ing a Sunday afternoon picnic a" ] which shs entertained the class s vwenty-six students on tbe wooded land of her Harpeth River estate, thirteen miles from Nashville, she conceived the idea of turning the construction of her home over to the class in home-planning. ' "We've talked theory," she said "but here's a chance to put our knowledge into real action. I'll sit only as a member of the class until the time comes when a decision is made' with which I don't agree. Then I'll speak up, because after all, I have to live in the house. But I'll be open-minded, and with the combined judgment of the class. I ttiink we can make this the psr- fect Tennessee home," So the class went to work. The students, did the surveying. Draw, ings and bluo prints were drawn lip. terials were studied, lumber yards were visited, bids were collected nnd CDntracts 1st—al! after discus- Old Plantation Home Brought Up to Date The double construction fireplace, authentic reproduction cf "before the. war" plantation, College." The old mcit;; tlic iU'V plantation home. The 3 one of many interesting features of the "House That Went to C 'n this thoroughly modernized representation of an old Tennessee is equipped to bake everything from corn bread to wild turkey, but . the entire house will prolubly be used mu Housing Question Box Q. We want to do over our bathroom. The walls arc made of boards cunning up and down, and we wane to have tile. -We are having all new fixtures put in, so we want it- all modern. Is it practical to put in tile? A. Yes. The wood paneling can os taken down, wire lath • put up, and tile erected on it without any house, so could we have one built o put a game room in? A. Yes; a cellar could be built but if it is possible to add a room o the house above ground, would t not be pleasanter than sending the youngsters underground U play? "Besides it would probably be cheaper and make less of a mess ngs and bluo prints were drawn difficulty. If you want a tile floor jp. discussed and voted upon. Ma- i t u .ui \ K necessary to lay a con- sions by the entire class on every point. Fireplace Required MuW Research From the asphalt shingle roof, tinted a beautiful green to blend •mth the foliage that shelters the' •horn;, down i: to the-'sturdy stone foundation, no piece of material that definitely was not the best went into this unique "thesis" ol stone and lumber. Daily, there were conferences with contractors and foremen as the. southern pini exterior, stained to bring out thf greens, yellows and brgwns of the landscape, took shape. Tr.en came a problem. "I want a real old double construction Southern- fireplace," saiti Mrs. Jacobs 0112 morning. Such a fireplace was-used for cocking outside as well as inside. In the'sum- mer especially, when the old fashioned Southern barbequss were all the rage, it was necessary to have iorne place outside to cook, because it was too tat to do it inside. The search started. But in all the countryside, not a single relic of the slave days could be found.. .So .the search became research. From bocks and pictures and ancient family archives finally cair.e /the material. Tre result is the only double construction fireplace of authentic lines in Tennessee. Built of field-stone from the fence constructed on the place by slave labor a century ago, here's a fireplace that would fool Uncle Tom himself. The inside of the house is a dc- In'ctful study in modernism and antiquity. There is a huge "studio living room in the front tno rooms over it, the ceiling goes right up Crete base first. This means that the joists under the floor will have lo be beveled and cut down som:;- wtat-and a form built between the joists to hold the concrete. If any pipes occur in this area they should be covered with a'piece of, expanded;-'metal .lath or tin formed into a-semicircle so that they are not embedded" in the concrete. Linole- .um or some form, of compositiar tile could be laid directly' over the present wood floor, if you desire Q. We need room as our daughter has reached th Q age when she .want":- to cntercaii her friends without the "old folks' around. We"have no'cellar in on Q. What kind of fence wuuld be best to put around my garden? A. It depends upon the purpose of the fence. If it is to be a real screen, a wattle fenee would,probably he the best. If it is purely decorative, a Wattle _or picket- or even a rail fence may bs used. li you can wait for it to grow, hedge of some evergreen like bcrvitae makes a lovely ''fence." -; Q. What size should a garage be? A. A garage 9 feet by 18 feet \vill accommodate almost any car. T a .t! Varied Roof Types (or Modern Homes The roof is a. very important part of the l:ou™ both in regard to architectural beauty and to maintenance cxpen;;. There arc many types of roofing, ranging from wood shingles to heavy tile. Certain types of shingles offer many years of usage and require virtually no upkeep as regards painting or repairs, some of these materials 'are available for exterior walls. . ! • Sxercise CareJn Lumber Selection Because of the importance of ob- the highest quality in rn?.- taining terials when either building mcdernizing, i; is well for an architect to stipulate in his specifications the type o[ lumber that is ,to New houses should con.'j'.m in ':,l;:\r. nnd coloring to the trend of the locality in which they arc- built .ind to the neighborin:: hcuscs. This is one of. the co;.- sWeraticr.s when' property is Hi".anted und:r 'lie gage System of the Federal Hou.;- isr.' Administration. Read Courier News Wa.. lo the raof). The back is a I.VD- story aftair, with dinin;!; roDm ano kitchen below, and bcdroams and bath upstairs. Antique in Ai/,:~»rance Only It is furnished v.ilh aid .loutli- rrn antiques with the exception of tile bathrooms and kitchen. Beautiful hooked rugs, made ty Mrs Jacobs bench", arc i:52d throughout the whole house. The walls are light nut brown. Cart, unfinished wood ceilings are i:eing I?ft to age. ai?0 in a few years will take on a luht brown. The ki'~hen h antirely ehctric. with built-in c?/in~t~. There arc iwo bath-, one upstairs and one do'vvn. wiiich arc also completely' modern. Both are don; in green with chromium fixtures. Th; walls and floors arc linobum. There are no ceiling or wall fixtures. The wMc house is v.-ired for separate fixtures operated by twitches on Ihs wall, rather than on the lamps. L;ss than a year cl:l. Weantcr.ok lc;lay uresants a bit of the Old South—to the eye of the visitor But the folk who used to live among the flowers alonj the Harpeth Rivar knew no such comforts ^s the automatic hcatinj and cooking facilities. Nor did t'sey know such safety from roof fires as the firc-1'cc-lstant asphalt shingle roo c:ntributes to the. "House Tha Went to collsge." And to Mrs. Jacobs belongs tlv distinction of dwelling in the on]; nine-room "college thesis" in tfc hi£tciy of education. TT 5 • 1 I family NO HOUSE IS MODERN UNLESS IT FITS THE NEEDS OF TI1K FAMILY If ycu want another room, a .sun parlor, n more convenient kitchen or any other improvements consult us. We'll help you plan the work and make an accurate estimate of the cost without any obligation. WE CAN HELP YOU SECURE A LOAN FOR REMODELING PHONE 40 FARM HOME PLAA r A'b,, 742.1,5 £ooius ~ -- ~~ '~.'" ^ Volume-~ •--*•'• 11,330 t>L.A<Y SERVICE?. . L.:,;(.im.s£oi) spi-v.ico~ University .ot Ar —Coiiccje of-Agficu.ltui.-e> lociton of building materials; i:f ajini-ovcd construction methods;-./.f U'I?;OL home labor, team::., and. V! , ,. ( =-' , u'i? ; OL home labor, team::., and. VI: < t- !\: ,. * ". t r --, ";-;! • .- ' / -• • ', - -.,-; |V;I o j •/. : si" » if i (:i *> io Uio fullest; extent; -Mid ; 'l .!.'.'<. .: \(.lf.,-. V '-.'• .'JJ's S.I s. 1 !, ;'..'• ' ^.'', .;'. "it -^."'i i i-oopcrr>tlon with .lljej uclyhbors'in/i'f of need for aiUUtiona.! help. : ' 'i'l ^ nreatfr the homu confcllKiUon •'•if ' Observance of HC'.-QCS V/cck nmc it lipcoin; 1 :!': poalble to u liable mojiey to liuy hoinu^jj- c uij]U':p,t, iiiiUv;prt;, hnfl ' fmi3h : >•} u t vli'.U of bi'ttei' quality.. '< : '.' : -;i\ ii]fGnii:ition r^gardingr; '• atlvo ?;ai.!cl!pj inater-;'"-;; 1 on the iraiu I'nay iv;- , f jt:ci f in j-yiir coi;;ity Ksent, county. r . ... Etattoii l i':.?,*' Dell Home ^iim servfcU. Eeuc-v Romcs v with a tour to . of thf flub member;; 1 home",. hig the improvement:, which L rcnc'red car:i on tour. Mrs. M. W. ' otltlivif! tile toi:: 1 which v:cuiu and a^i-'fil iv. a. Craig, and Cclrni-in. run!" !:;:;:• ? i og:nt, to take :-:p lice of p. grciiu ci i.?ntc: ^ t t luinri." uncl u. S, D. A. in t n iHimbcr letiO. "Thu 0:;; of Logs"'-' in ±'a; a r"nr! roiir'fr" {:i",vi V.'iVnt Ads i>y the town ccuncil to i" cer Prints J^c.t io and Wafer — 11AY.K. gives now beauty to \vp.lln and ceilin h ti ->i. too s c\pen- ' u co-K hitic Dirt .. cd ._ IK ' tO ""•• ' o « co_' clOvS ti o job. ( o ti for Clarence II. !Vi'.-'"n should be at least 1 inches wide and 1 feet high. If possible add a few feet to either the width or depth for work space. be used for each part of tho work and aho to state the grade ar.-.i :pecies required. Lumber associations the country are making an sivc effort to encourage the n:ac- . ^., .ice of grade marking both foi" ' • l;lutv Ihsir. o\vn ami their users' gnsd. However, many small mills proton usable lumber although do not in some ir.stanees have thur lumber grade marked. Federal Housing plan, a clieck ol the lumber used is mads befor; tlie project is V

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