Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 49
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 49

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Lowest Fire Loss h Seven Years ' OSKALOOSA OAKY MOULD W«L, Jan. M. Iff? SI * MIL AND MRS. HAROLD F. Sparks are new living in this new 24 by 42 foot pre-fabri- catod hom* at 516 north G street. There i$ a 12 by 24 foot garage on the side end of the three-bedroom home. It features a picture v,-;n- dow facing west, off the living room, a patio porch on the front, and gas heat. (Herald Photoh Oskaloosa's fire low in j waa the least it hu been I Id4»--$52,981. i Up until fire destroyed tke Playmore B o w l i n g . *iU* «· Thanksgiving morning it waa !*· i than $7,000 . . . the beat record I [ for many years, according to Chief i i, Marion C. Whitmore. · I ^^ I '. Whitmore reports that firemen; j answered a total of 131 calto dur- i ling 1956, which has been bettered i I only once in the last ten year*. ! and that in 1954 where there w«a. I a record low of 107 call*. | | Efficiency records of local fire- j ; men in holding loss to a minimum ; have alau improved, according to · . 1956 records. j ; FIRE DAMAGE totaled $16,201 i j on buildings which carried a. total j j evaluation of $377.350 . . . f or an | I approximate four percent loaa. ; j On contents of these buildings, i ·loss was recorded at $46.780, or; ! roughly 12 percent of the entire j Devaluation of $351,000. j In 1955, building loss was about ! eight percent and content deBtruc- ; tion twelve percent. 1 More than $50,000 worth of fire i loss in Oskaloosa during 1956 warn i accounted for by the bowling al- jley fire which started early Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. The entire alley waa gutted, M»- ttUKiter forced to close, and and offices damaged by It was the costliest fire ·UK* the $57,000 J. a Wake Feed Mfflblase in 1955. THE BULK OF the remaining ka» came out of blazes at John Vaa Ariel's machine building : where equipment loss totalled M estimated $7,000: and at the Dr. A. R- Bowie home, in ADJ-U wi-Ja a IOM of $2,000. ' ' Loaa figures s'.r:cUv cover th^se on fire* which occurred within toe city limits. F;re:nen also ar. awered alarms outside the c:tv a an established :ee rut no sDec ;fi ' reoords are kept cr. outside dan: age. Whitmore sai-i. Following ar? the number o* alarms and losses us the last aec- l»5t 1935 1654 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1M7 Alarms 131 14S 107 14T IS" 133 149 175 156 li Losses J 62.951.00 76.960.35 1S.635.00 1S.277.PS 21.510.90 41.226.35 13S.184.30 IS.".oil.80 22.32y.dS THIS IS A NATIONAL Homes pre-fab to the south end. The home feature* lots of erected at 414 north Second street for Mr. and closet space, a gas eerimeter heating system, Mrs. George V an Dyk. It is 24Vi by 32 ft feet and a picture window facing west off the living in site plus a 12 by 24'A foot garage attached room. (Herald Photo) GOOD today, BETTER tomorrow -OSKALOOSA W. M. Kempenaars Are Completing House Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Kempenaar are presently building a new home in the 200 block of C avenue east.' They started the home late in; ; 1955 and hope to complete it dur: ; ing the coming summer. It is 24 ' by 36 feet in size plus a 16 by 25 foot garage on the west side and a; full basement. '' It has t\vo large bedrooms, a 12 by 21 foot living room, a. kitchen, and a full bath in addition to: ample closet space. Features 02 the structure will include gas heat, hardwood floors, a comer picture window facing north and east off the living room, and ranch style trim, woodwork, and doors. GARAGE, BREEZEWAY Mr. and Sirs J. J. Paulson are erecting a garage and breereway onto their home at 1007 »enUl street in University Park. The breezeway will ir.easure 14 by 16 feet and the garage 20 by 20 feet. Above the garage an additional bedroom and bathroom is also being erected. The double garage 'tfSLl have two overhead doors and concrete flooring. MR. AND MRS. THOMAS RUSSELL built new 28 by 36 foot frame home on E avenue east in the Happy Hollow addition off north Eleventh street. It also has a 14 by 21 foot garage on the wast side, three bedrooms, a full j basement, a picture window facing south off the living room, birch built-ins and doors, and yellow pine trim. (Herald Photo) --^5 ANOTHER NEW HOME BUILT IN the Hep- ert Shipman. The size includes the garage on the py Hollow addition on E avenue east just off west end. There Is also a full basement, a picture north Seventh street is this 24 by SO structure window facing south off the living room^ birch new owned and occupied by Mr, and Mrs."Rob- built-ins and hardwood flooring. (Herald Photo) MR. AND MRS. PAUL JENSEN ARE now living in this 24 by 48 foot frame dwelling at 210 Solar drive. The big feature of this home is that the main part of the structure was erected in one day although it took about eight weeks ·from start to occupancy. The remainder of the time was devoted to excavation, building the foundation and wall, finishing the interior and ( exterior, etc. The basement has a double ga- ] rage in it in addition to a darkroom. Other \ features include all interior wood paneling, all j tile flooring, four bedrooms and gas heat, j (Herald Photo) Hal Feree, Sons Start New Home i with partial basement During j 11956, the Ferrees completed one j home started in 1955 and built I three others in addition to this Hal Ferree and sons started an- ! one. other new home at 608 north Third j The house has three bedrooms, ·treet just last month. i a living room, a kitchen and dims one is 26 by 4.0 feet in size i nette, a full bath, and lots of closet space in addition to a basement garage. Some of the features include inlaid linoleum floors, birch built-in cupboards, trim, woodwork, and j doors, a picture ·window facing j west off the living room, gas heat,' and the exterior will be finished wth red cedar siding. "GOOD Today, BETTER Tomorrow..," You can own a beautiful home just like this! 3 Nice Size Bedrooms Double Garage Full Basement Roman Brick Trim · Roomy Kitchen, Bath · Combination Living and Dining Room · Picture Window ·26 by 70 feet in size 27 Years of Building Progress HUBERT EVANS Residence--407 iast Fifth Did 3.8249 Nw How Is Your Home Heating This Winter? IF YOU'RE NOT SATISFIED - - - BETTER CHANGE TO LENNOX Let Us Check Your Furnace - - - Right now during the cold weather is a good time to check your heating system. We can see how it operates under true weather condition*. Call us now. FREE estimates, no obligation. ---i Over 100 Years Experience In The Heating and Air Conditioning Business Delbert Brockney Harry Brown Max Welch Herald Brackney Ralph Van Arkel Ted Francisco These six men have well over 100 years combined experience in the heating and air-conditioning business and are fully qualified to take care of any repair or installation. If you haven't tried our service we invite you to give us a call - - - find out how experience gives you the best job possible. "A Satisfied Customer Is Our First Consideration" ROOFING PROGRESS We specialize in apply? r.r buildings of all sizes. During th- the larger roofs completed by Chevrolet, Lacey School, J. ·-' aar.y smaller jobs. r/r!it-up roofs for r ?.ot year some of .- -vere: Knoepfler Penney Co., plus COHV1ST T© In 1957 There are indicatlor gas will be available f : you have been wanting heat better see us soor. z:\ vou on a conversion bur Furnace. ; ir.at much more ^-ting in 1957. If : convert to gas ·?: us figure with - or new Lennox Spouting end Sheet Mete! Work No Job Too Large or Small LENNOX Heating Air Conditioning PHiLLIP CAREY Built-Up Roofs 114 1ST AVE. WEST OSKALOOSA PHONE 3-6462 iWSFAPERl

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