Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 3, 1934 · Page 23
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 23

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 3, 1934
Page 23
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TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SEVEN ENGLISH ARCHITECTURE FEATURED Tubbesing Home Has NewTrends French. Doors Connect All Downstairs Rooms. Lines of English architecture have been followed in the exterior of the new home of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Tubbesing, 1033 First street northwest The house is of brick veneer with an asbestos roof. The interior of the home was designed and especially constructed by Mr. Tubbesing. Passages with easy access to all rooms on the floors of which they are located is one of the features of the home. The vestibule of the front door opens on to the living room, the kitchen, garage and stairways to the second floor rooms and the basement. Entrance Is Rich. Finished in Spanish tile, the vestibule gives a rich appearance to the entryway, especially since it is set off with a walnut door and closets. Walnut finish Is continued in the first floor hall, stairway to the second floor, in the mantle- piece over the living room fire-: place, the permanent bookcases, etc. Throughout the remainder of the home stained woodwork is of red gum finished in walnut Mirror doors and windows have been used effectively fa the hallways and against solid walls of the interior. Situated on the northwest corner of the home, the living room is filled with an even north light through a large bay window of paneled glass. Permanent bookcases are constructed on each side of the window and on the west wall is a large fireplace of marble facing and tile hearth. French Doors Used. French doors connect all of the downstairs rooms, the dining room carrying out the same motif as the living room. Narro-line Anderson frames are used throughout for the windows and the woodwork is finished in narrow trim to match. Economy of space has been observed in the kitchen, with special alcoves constructed for the electric refrigerator, service compartment, range, etc. A double compartment sink is installed with working tables and cupboards on each side. A folding breakfast table is also built which may also be used as a service table for the dining room. Inclosing the stairway on the second floor is a solid ledge and railing v/ith built-in seat. The upstairs hall, like the other hallways of the home, gives easy, access to any of the three sleeping rooms or the bath. Woodwork in all of the bedrooms is of old ivory finish, with the exception of the oak flooring and the doors, which are of stained walnut Bath Is Modern. A soft shade of orchid is used in the tiling of the bath. The woodwork, of white enamel, is rippled to match the modern fixtures of chrome metal. The temperature and ventilation of the house is controlled with an air-conditioning furnace, the ventilation system of which can be operated during the summer as well as the winter. The furnace is operated on natural gas. The laundry, connecting the furnace room, is well ventilated, and the recreation room, of modern design, S3 equipped with -a fireplace and heatilator. States U. S. Must Aid Home Building John R. Pugard of Chicago, president Illinois Society of Architects, voiced the sentiments of architects and contractors when he stated "There is no doubt but that government money must be provided directly to individuals for home building. Present indications show that the scheme of the government for financing housing projects, for slum clearance and low cost housing has not been successful." REVEALS ENGLISH LINES HIOTO BT HT11GHT- Thc new home of Mr. and Mrs. John Tubbesing-, 1033 First street northwest, is of English architecture. The Interior was designed by Mr. Tubbesing. Would Furnish Jobs for Many Unemployed Federal funds for home building would encourage a return to normal private home building, would put millions of the unemployed back to work not only in the field of construction activities but in the mining, manufacture and distribution of the products use3, according to those In the building industry. In addition, such industries as furniture, house furnishings and draperies, kitchen and bathroom equipment, stoves and a host i\ other products involved fa 'the furnishing and equipping of new homes would be greatly stimulated. Study of the employment, production of materials, distribution and related business activities of the home construction Industry cannot help but demonstrate conclusively that there can be no continuing and wide-spread business revival In the United States without a resumption of private home building. SEE OUR BOOTH at the Building and Home Furnishings Show WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY-FRIDAY April 4th-5th-6th NORTHERN LUMBER CO. 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