Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 39
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 39

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
Page 39
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1000ft Dail 107 YEAftS Of MIWAPER SERVICE DAILY VOL 70 NO. 128 OSKALOOSA. IOWA-WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 30. 1957 FOUNDED JULY 2. 1850 Ike artry h»M into the W. A. The Russel! Howard li\ing roMB The Oky Goodman dining alcov* The Ralph Krueger kitchen Takes Heap of Planning to Build Homes "It takes a heap o* Irrin' in a house t* make it home." That is what the poet, Edgar A. Guest, wrote. All of the 59 families of the Oskaloosa vicinity who started or completed new homes last year can add to that bit of philosophy, "It takes a heap of plannin' to build a house to be your own." All of the families that built homes had different things to consider in planning and building their houses. Size of the family, things the family likes to do, amount of money available, personal tastes and the sites available entered into the planning. Each of the homes built in Oskaloosa and University Park last year is pictured in this section of the Progress Edition. To get an idea of what is inside of these new homes, a Herald reporter visited six of them. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kruger have built a contemporary house on the side of a wooded hill on Park avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Oky Goodman have a new home built along ranch-style lines atop a hill on Solar drive. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bohnsack have a brick ranch-style house on an acreage north of Oskaloosa. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Howard, Sr., have a red Cape Cod house on Highland avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parker built a three-bedroom home with a wall of picture windows on the Carbonada road. Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Oborn, v.~ oasement home, conr a red three-bedroom Park. THE KRUEGER Park is built of ro«- on a hilly site T architect, Karl \\ signed the house ? had been selected used to be con= in planning a ho - ^hows the corr * can be obtained house for a hilly The kitchen ? -ad been living in a -- d it and now ha\e ' :me in Unn ersity nome at 119 North "dar and red brick with trees. The of Des Moines, de- saw the site which - "A good level lot" a great advantage * this modern home and beauty vhich reful planning of a terrace at the same ft'-e located at the hack of the hoti-e, *~e doao'e basement gaiage under the of the house can be reached by a level .aj- hpcau=e of the via/ the 'ot slopes ^e street The =!one of the !ot from one ~r the other enabled te Kruegers to -s irc'.o ' = z r -in door on ~rr - /· of " "Straight w th t'^c *f\ ^" ^lacing the r ,- f f r " r - '· j-heast The hoa^e ' r «.~ *. ~ f cnen, brpakiv, xi" '"-i" oatmcom on l^ r ""'? " ' · F ieiel halfway j-~-- oasement va= ignored and it faces is and A" entiance e 'ocated at .:i i"o-ir ar.d the basement. A play area, laundry equipment and the garage are in the basement. The living room of the hsase is panelled with mahogany. All of o"e va' 1 and portions of two other sides of the room are g'ass areas extending to a high ce hrg and taking out unon a =ce"'"c unxe^ o.--? * f ~e» place of Xorman red K ;.ck coders most of one wall, with a raised heartf of i n:e«tone. The ceiling has heav-y beams of irar-ogany. A wrought iron rai ^g d.ades the living room from the half flisrht of sta'rs which r ;«^^ from the enti*j ha 1 ! THE KITCHEN of the Kiueger home OSKA' OOSA HOMES . . . (Continued OP Page 26J WDUSTRIAU EXPANSION NEWSPAPER

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