Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 19, 1948 · Page 11
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 11

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, July 19, 1948
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N_ Mason City Building Past Million Dollar Mark First 6 Months of '48 Show 71 Homes Started Total of $219,764 in Commercial Work Construction in Mason City had passed the million dollar mark at the half-way point in 1948, according to the monthly building report for June, submitted to Mayor H. E. Bruce by Robert T. Allen, building inspector. Seventy-one new homes had been started by July 1, at a total valuation of $340,200. Most of these homes are still under construction. Nineteen permits were issued for new homes during the month of June, amounting to $107,100. $72,702 in Repairs Repairs and alterations on homes so far this year amount to $72,702. A total of 156 permits have been issued, 31 of them being in June, amounting to $14,982. Commercial building has UlflLLW) P€R A€IHOV€R SHEPHERD'S PAINT & WAllPAPE PAINTS; lara amounted to $219,764 in 6 months. Twenty-one buildings have been started. Of this number 4 were started in June, amounting to $41,200. Forty-one permits also have been issued during the first 6 months for repairs on buildings amounting to $96,345. A new church started this year swelled the building records by $240,000.. So far this year 32 moving permits have been issued, 13 razing, 103 heating and 24 signs. New Permits New permits issued the past week include the following: George Bruns, construct house at 821 2nd S. E., $8,500; William and Marie Boomhower, construct house at 1025 6th N. E., $8,000; Chris and Ellen Schmidt, construct house at 236 20th N. E., $6,000; Peter Dahl, construct house and garage, 1412 Delaware S. E., $5,300; Marjorie Lindquist, construct house at 326 22nd S. E., $2,000; and Alvira Potter, construct house at Taylor N. W., $1,000. J. E. Brownell was given a permit to install a gas tank at 612 12th N. E., $125; Carl Holvik, a permit to construct a garage at 104 Tenn. S. E., $500; and Hilma Larson, a permit to construct a garage at 224 20th S. E., $200. The leaves of the luminous moss are only one cell in thickness, and stand erect with their flat surfaces turned toward the light. WHY ARGUE? If someone claims that GOOD LUMBER and BUILDING MATERIALS are hard to get ... there's no use arguing about it. Just come to FULLER- TONS and see our mammoth stock- of BUILDING NEEDS QF ALL kinds. We have a wonderful selection . . .and FULLERTONS prices are reasonable. FULLERTON LUMBER Co .15 Fourth Street S. W. Phone 642 J. S. Hansen, Manager Mason City, Iowa* See Us For STORE FRONTS We Have the Material and Do the Installing ARE YOU BUILDING or REMODELING? Let Us Give You Estimates on— • INLAID LINOLEUM • RUBBER TILE • WALL TILE • VENETIAN BLINDS • WINDOW SHADES COOK'S PAIN 118 South Federal Phone 1017 Globe-Gazette Photo OPEN MODEL KITCHEN—Three'representatives of the St. Charles Manufacturing company, St. Charles, 111., were in Mason City for the opening of the model kitchen at the Les Reed Music store this week. From left to right they are O. R. Beardsley, district supervisor, who is responsible for dealer operations and sales policies of the company; C. H. Beckwith, who specializes in field training of kitchen designers, and A. F. Waller, chairman of the product development and service organization of the company, which was as far as known the first to make steel cabinets for the kitchen. Kitchen Klinic Set at Reed's Everyone today is aware of the* tremendous interest in modern kitchen planning—a far step from the origin of the kitchen. Before actual kitchens were known, man cooked outdoors over an open fire. Then he built a room around trie fire for a dwelling. And the room with the lire became the lirst kitchen. As time went on, various items 202$ North Federal J IT* • %» There was a young tady named Ten ' Whoso noclting was rather a roeis , But in less than a week. She acquired a tjchniqua, v .And now sKo't a social succcttl If it's made of wood WE MAKE IT. Come in today for free estimate on that job you have been wanting so long. You will be surprised how reasonable it will be. Custom built cabinets our specialty. G.E. PLATW SON MILLWORK" CABINETS > 714 So. JEFFERS&N MASON CITY IF ITS WOOD. WE MAKE IT" PK 1394- A GOOD ROOF REQUIRES A GOOD ROOFER MID-WEST ROOFING COMPANY, INC. Contracting Roofers & Waterproofers Warehouse 30? Ninth St. Southeast UrtASOH Cltr, fOWA PHONE 454 of crude furniture and cooking utensils were added. A stone slab was probably the first kitchen table. Water was carried from its source for cooking and baskets ,verc used for storage. There were the 4 basic needs in a kitchen- heat, water, storage and work surface. It's Complete Kitchen The main difference between this first kitchen and the modern streamlined kitchen of today boils down to the following: The improvements that have been made m each of basic elements Modernized Homes Insist on the Genuine INSTALL PERMANENT Ceramic Clay Tile • BATII ROOMS • KITCHENS • SHOWERS • FIRE PLACES It Costs No More For The Best. Hours Of nrndpcry Saved. No Added Cost For Upkeep. FHA Approved Mason City Tile & Marble Co. Office nnd Slimvroom 01H North Federal Phone 4G7I For Estimates and the way they are put together to make the complete kitchen. At first, progress was slow. The open fire became the fireplace. Later the fireplace was replaced by the stove, which was usually wood or coal burning. About the same time, water %vas piped into the home. Storage facilities were developed which resulted in the old- fashioned kitchen cabinet, which was nn individual storage unit. Later built-in carpentry extended the storage faculties to complete walls. These built-in units were FOR SAFETY'S SAKE actually the forerunners of today's modern kitchens. Appeal, Convenience Today the problem of kitchen planning is approached from 2 major points of view—eye appeal and convenience. These 2 factors must be combined to get the utmost from any modern plan. From the point of view of eye appeal, the kitchen is fast becoming one of the main social centers of the home. Even though the entertaining may be done in the main living areas of the icme, eventually guests are migrating to the kitchen. Therefore, it should be one of the most attractive rooms in the home. To be appealing to the eye, kitchen planning must consider proportion, balance, color harmony, decorative ideas and original designs, which reflect the personality of the individual home maker. It's Production Line The 2nd major factor, convenience, cannot be overlooked. The kitchen is also a production line where raw materials come in at one end and are processed through various stages and eventually are served to an eating area as the finished product. Using this line of thought, many things are to be done to accomplish convenience, steps saved, time saved, lessening of stooping and reaching, all of the things that arc going to give the home makei freedom and more time from the task of actual meal preparation To be ideal, any plan must strike a happy medium on these 2 major factors. It must be beautiful as well as convenient. The Les Reed Music company has opened a new department, the Les Rted Kitchen Klinic, which will handle St. Charles kitchens, custom built of steel, exclusively in this area. This company has factory trained personnel, well qualified to advise, plan and supervise a complete modern kitchen installation, utilizing the wide flexibility of the St. Charles line. Custom Built St. Charles steel kitchen equipment is completely custom built, made to order for an individual home, from a plan approved by the individual. Not a single unit is LARSON Furnace Co. HEATING CONTRACTORS Repairing, Rebuilding and New Installations COAL, OIL AND GAS FIRED UNITS MUELLER-ARMSTRONG FURNACES 3 15th St. N. W. Phone 1G22 No Job Too Large or Small Electrical Construction 12 Second St. N. W. PHONE 3250 Keep Those New Floors Looking New With HOUSEHOLD TXADC MARK tlG. In Four Colors^ to match oil ^Furniture Finishes' [Gives furniture and jwork same lasting beauty that makes SIMONIZ so .famous for Automobiles; BOOMHOWER HARDWARE the Fall Have your furnace inspected and repaired now. Do not wait until the first cold day and expect to have your furnace repaired on that very day. We are now in position to give you 10 days to 2 weeks service on all repairs. WE HANDLE: Lennox Furnaces for Coal, Gas, Oil John Zink Gas Floor Furnaces Auburn Stokers Lennox Oil Burners York Air Conditioning RAY E. PAULEY CO. Your Heating Dealer for Over 30 Years Phone 963 421-25 So. Federal Sheet Metal Work of All Types July 17, . 1948 9 Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mason City, IB. Commercial Building Is Active Washington—The building industry has constructed more than 250,000 new non-residential buildings, in addition to starting nearly 300,000 dwelling units of all kinds during the last year, according to an analysis prepared by economists of the Construction Industry Information Committee. "Included in the total are 3,000 churches, 2,800 schools and libraries, 43,000 stores and warehouses, 13,600 factories and workshops, and more than 3,200 office buildings," said chairman. Melvin H. Baker, "When measured numerically, there has been a tremendous improvement in the profile of our cities since the war ended. More than 500,000 new non-residential buildings of all kinds have been put under construction since V-J day, in addition to the more than 2,000,000 housing units which have been started. Non-Residential Increase "The number of. new non-residential buildings i'or which building permits were issued in urban areas last year was 133 per cent greater than in 1942 and 72 per cent higher than in 1945, demonstrating the great degree of flexi- bility required of the private buildings industry. "Only about 2,000 new amusement buildings were undertaken during the year "and fewer than 500 public buildings. "Permits were issued in 1947 for 8 times as many schools and libraries, 4 times as many churches, and 7 times as many stores and warehouses as in 1942. The number of office buildings was 6 times larger. More Service Stations "Adding in the 349,000 permanent housing units started in non- farm areas last year, the total number of new buildings amounted to more than 1,100,000. "The 1947 total also included 6,000 public garages and automobile sales places, 145,000 private garages and sheds, 4,000 service stations, and nearly 800 hospitals and other institutional buildings. "The number of new service stations was nearly 8 times as great as in 1942 and the number of public garages was 10 times greater. "In addition to building these new structures in urban areas last year, the building industry also provided an uncounted number of farm buildings, valued at one billion dollars or more, and handled repair, maintenance, and alterar tion work costing at lease 7 billion dollars during the year." stocked, thereby assuring a complete uniform installation. A typical St. Charles custom built kitchen, designed and installed by the Kitchen Klinic, is now open to the public at the Les Reed Music store. Representatives of the Si. Charles Manufacturing company, St. Charles, 111., were here for the opening. Planning service is available at no cost or obligation. 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