The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 3, 1934 · Page 28
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 28

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 3, 1934
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TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1934 MASON CITY THIRD IN HOME_BUILDING Record of 58 Houses Among Best Reconditioning Transforms Old Farmhouse Attached Woodshed and Barn Give Needed Extra Space WE INVITE YOU - - - To Visit Our Booth at the BUILDING AND HOME FURNISHINGS SHOW APRIL 4-5-6 Tell Us About Your Landscaping Plans for Your Home And let us make suggestions. Ask us about preparing your new lawn, or renovating your old one. Come out to "Prosperity Gardens," you'll find all planting items there at cash and carry prices. See our flower display at the Cooking School. Also plan to visit the greenhouses at 1205 S. Federal Aye. They are full of gorgeous spring flowers at this time of year. KEMBLE'S GREENHOUSE Herman M. Knudson, Prop. Phone 55 or 56 1205 S. Federal Ave. Des Moines, Ottumwa Only Cities Ahead of This Town. Although it is eleventh in population in the state, Mason City ranked third in the number and value of new dwelling houses constructed in 1933, according to the report compiled by the division of public health engineering of the Iowa state department of health. Mason City, with 58 new dwellings valued at $133,310, was exceed- . ed only by Des Moines with 155 valued at $310.575 and Ottumwa with 49 valued at $196,400. Other cities which had permits for new dwellings valued at $100,000 or more were Sioux City with 46 for $133,050 and Cedar Rapids with 46 permits at $111,090. Was Fifth Then. In 1932 Mason City stood fifth in the state' In value of new homes constructed, being exceeded only by Des Moines. Sioux City, Davenport and Cedar Rapids. For this year Mason City had 38 new dwellings valued at $112,965. In the figures for remodeling Mason City was exceeded by six other cities for -1933. These include all classes of dwellings, including hotels, apartment hotels and hospitals. While the figures do not total as much as they have in years of heavier construction, yet it is very gratifying to note that Mason City has continued to forge steadily ahead in the building of new homes even during the lowest years of the depression. During those two years, for instance, while Mason City was building 96 new homes valued at $216,275, a neighboring city of almost identical size had in the two years only 9 houses valued at less than $28,000. Another Iowa city of 27,000 population built only 12 houses in the two years valued at 569,000. Flgnres Given. Following are the figures on the number of dwellings and their cost in the 14 larger cities of Iowa: No. Des Moines ____ 155 Ottumwa ...... 49 Mason City ...... 58 Sioux City ..... 46 Cedar Rapids ... 46 Iowa City ...... 17 Burlington ..... 8 Waterloo ....... IT Council Bluffs ... 24 Davenport ..... 18 Dubuque ....... 10 Muscatine ...... 14 Marshalltown ... 8 Fort Dodge ---- 2 Value $310,575 196,400 133,310 133,050 111,090 64,450 56,500 51,800 38,271 48,650 25,150 7,100 4,600 PERFECT FOR SUN BATHERS (Continued Iran P»« 11) rival of the master of the house, whose car drives directly Into the unusually placed garage immediately after depositing passengers on the front step. The front en try. is tiny, but communicates both with the kitchen and living room, with a lavatory and coat closet at the left, and the stair. dead ahead. The living room opens upon a covered terrace at the rear; if desired, the dining room may also be given an outside door. The kitchen is unusually large in proportion, with a stair leading directly to the basement In recognition of the modem tendency toward life out of doors, the second floor is provided with two sun decks, one over the garage and the other the canopy over the living room terrace. Entrance to the larger one is through a small front bedroom. Sockets for sun umbrellas, seats and a metal rail should be provided for it. The back deck is reached through a commodious and practical dressing room off the master's bedroom. The house roof may also be made into a sun deck. Walls may be of brick, stucco, stone, sheet metal, tile or concrete; roofs of tile, stone flagging, slate, terra cotta, or sheet metal. Windows may slide into walls, or be of the casement style,

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