Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 28, 1972 · Page 18
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 18

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NOW IT'S HIGH-RISE MOBILE HOMES With the last mobile home in place, workmen complete 4-ft. high ornate ironwork railings which lend a balconied effect. The unique structure consists of nine concrete platforms 24-ft. x 80- ft. long. Resting on each is a deluxe model, completely furnished mobile home. "SkyeRise" is the nation's first multi-level facility for mobile homes and it may set the pattern for future such developments in the field of instant housing. Erected in Vadnais Heights, Minn., a suburb of St. Paul, the unique structure consists of nine concrete platforms 24 feet wide by 80 feet long. Resting on each is a deluxe model, completely furnished mobile home 14 feet wide by 70 feet long. Railings are installed around each home above ground level and demand for these rental units bids fair to gobble them up in a hurry. The project is a joint venture of Mobile Americana Corp., St. Paul, and SkyeRise Terrace, Inc., Marshfield, Wis., originator of the novel multi-level mobile home concept. The structure in Vadnais Heights will be used to test the feasibility of high-rise mobile living and when success of the pilot model is established, say its backers, SkyeRise developments capable of accommodating 100 or more mobile homes will be built in major metropolitan areas. SkyeRise is located in 5 Star Mobile Estates, one of four mobile home parks owned and operated by Mobile Americana, and 5 Star is a 260-unit park. Containing either two or three bedrooms, the sky-reaching mobile homes, completely furnished, are planned to rent for $265 a month. Elmer Frey, president of SkyeRise Terrace, has developed plans for a seven story, circular, 100-unit model with an elevator for lifting the mobile homes into place. Frey predicts that the SkyeRise concept will allow development of mobile housing complexes in urban areas, since conventional mobile home parks have not been developed in heavily populated areas because of high land costs. The SkyeRise structure rises 32 feet from ground level to the top of the third story, and homes on the top decks add another 10 to 12 feet to the total height. Each 14-foot x 70-foot mobile home weighs upwards of 20,000 pounds. In the ultimate structure (the seven story edifice), William T. McCluskey, vice president of Mobile Americana, says "we hope to hold anywhere from 80 to 100 units on from one to one and a half acres of ground, with 12 to 14 units on each floor. Crane lilts a mobile home in place. (Shown is F. Paul Hargarten, president of Mobile Americana Corp.) jOHIflHKMUCf • Good Housekeeping • Here's the money-saving proof! SPEED QUEEN has traditionally provided unique and exclusive features in their quality laundry products. Like chip-proof, rust-proof stainless steel washer tubs and dryer drums. Ideal for durable press fabrics. SPEED QUEEN offers flexible multi-cycle durable press washing and drying settings! The SPEED QUEEN Arc-Cuate® transmission has been proven in millions of washers. You'll like their 24-hour automatic soak timer; automatic lint removal and agitator washing action. The real money-saving machines — providing years of carefree laundering — are made by SPEED QUEEN. SPEED QUEEN quality costs /ess. Q SPEED QUEEN, 1972 Speed Queen, A Division of McGraw Ed>son Company. Ripon. Wisconsin 54971 Check the Yellow Pages for the nearest dealer or for information write to Department DB-28, Speed Queen. Ripon. Wisconsin 54971

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