The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 7, 1950 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 7, 1950
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4—Algeria Upper He* Motne* Tuesday, March 7, 1950 the Algona Upper Des Moines "Home and Farm BUILDING PAGE" GLIDING WINDOWS PROVIDE WIDER SASH OPENINGS MOfeE VISIBILITY AND EASE Of CLEANING ARE FEATURES OF INSTALLATION It's a good idea for you to plan to use gliding windows in your new home or in your remodeling job. This latest development in windows is the Anderson gliding window. The Anderson gliding window unit was first introduced in 1940 and has since been successfully used in thousands of homes throughout the country. Its horizontal sliding action permits larger sizes than are practical in other types of ventilating windows that operate vertically or swing on hinges. Gliding windows are attractive in design .easy to install, simple in operation and weathertight. They come from the factory-completely prefabricated. Anderson gliding windows are the answer to the insistent demand today for larger window openings. They possess all the beauty of a casement at lower cost. BASEBOARD RADIATION HEAT 1 EN JOYS GREATER POPULARITY.. A type of heating installation that has soared to popularity among new home builders is called '"baseboard radiation heating". Most forms consist of tubing in some form installed along the outside walls of rooms, where normally the baseboard would appear. This tubing, through which hot water circulates, is then covered with a baseboard installation to blend with the room itself. The system is fired generally with oil, but can be used with coal or gas. A hot water boiler Is employed. The baseboard heating system is particularly good for home construction because it throws a curtain of warm air on the walls, which mixes with the cooler air and reduces drafts and temperature differences between floor and ceiling. Comfort is thereby increased throughout the home. House Use Value Is Tops ANOTHER HOME IN THE LOWEft COST BRACKET S— ^ Desij Here's How To Select Building Site Every minute in the United States two houses are built, seven babies are born and ten automobiles are produced. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the life expectancy of a modern house is about 100 years. According to the Federal Security agency, the life expectancy of a person is 66.8 years. According to the Automobile Manufacturers association ,the life of the average car raa is 8.4 years. The two houses built every minute have a total use value of 200 years and the ten automobiles built every minute have a total use value of 84 years, the NAHB pointed out. "Our housing production, in terms of its use value in years, is undoubtedly greater than that of any other product in modern .tinjejj or in an history," the NAHB The first aspects to consider in selecting a building site are the general things that are so often overlooked. They are concerned with the neighborhood and general area rather than with the individual lot itself. First, make sure of the zoning regulations. Find out what restrictions have been set for a particular area to make sure that no undesirable commercial or factory buildings will be put up in your particular area. This would cause the value of your home and property to depreciate. Don't be upset by an occasional grocery store or gas station because they are a definite advantage. Then take a look at the general picture of the neighborhood you are thinking of building in ... are the homes well groomed? Is there fresh paint in evidence? Are lawns and gardens well-cared for? If the area looks seedy, it certainly isn't going to improve, and you certainly won't want to locate there. Talk to people living in the neighborhood. Do they find it a pleasant place for themselves and their children? Are these people the kind you want for neighbors? And while you are sounding out these likes and dislikes, find what nuisances there are that these people will know about—is traffic heavy, is the neighborhood polluted with smoke when th£ wind blows in a certain direction. And another important thing to do is check the local tax assessment valuation and the tax rate. After determining these important factors, also make sure to consider the following: How convenient is the neighborhood? Are schools nearby? Is there a shopping center in the district? Is there a church of your denomination comparatively close to the neighbrhood? Next week: Choosing the actual building site. , Ah extremely simple stucco exterior with attached double garage, wh'-h provides htee shop space for the man of hte house. Access to bathroom arid rear hail from garden is a nice f n of the house. Access to bathroom provided in kitchen . . . dining room, while small, is capable of comfortably seating eight, this house adapts itself nicely to wide siding or creo- dipt shingles. Livable area 1160 sq. ft., overall depth 44 ft., porch area 50 sq. ft., garage area 340 sq. ft., roof material shingles, exterior stucco. ... The advertisers on Mils page tan help you with all of your building or remodeling plant and problems .... IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GETTING THIS PLAN FOR YOUR OWN USE, CONTACT THIS NEWSPAPER. *•• SPACIOUS, BUT SMALL, TWO-BEDROOM HOME FITS MEEDS OF TODAYS SMALLER FAMILY There's plenty of room in this well- planned two bedroom home. The only rodm that has been "skimped" on is the 8'xlO' dining room—but the modern trend is moving away from the dining room anyway. What many plans now call for is an extra- large living room that contains a dining room within itself. There is ho protruding archway to take up Space, and the only resemblance to a dining room is the drop-leaf table 'against one wail. The double garage is one of the many-appealing features of this plan. One corner of the gdrage is extended to include space for a shop for the man of the house. This eliminates the necessity of having to run all the way to the basement to get a screwdriver when you're "fixing" the car. Another good aspect is the laundry room off the kitchen. This room has plenty of space for all the necessary appliances—washing machine, clothes dryer and all the rest. ' Both bedrooms are of fair size. Their 12' x 12' dimensions leave room for two separate beds in the children's room with space left over for furniture. Install a CENTURY OIL BURNING FURNACE • conserve space • save fuel • fully automatic • FHA approved FREE ESTIMATES ON ALL INSTALLATIONS SIGSBEE Plumbing & Heating 208 E. State Phone 1070 Specialists in needs for homes • floor and wall coverings • home appliances • interior and exterior paints • YOUNGSTOWN KITCHENS SEE Cowan Building Supply Co. 210 East State Phone 275 FOR EXPERT PAINTING and Decorating, contact Mergen and Webster . . . no job too large or too smaH. Free Estimates MERGEN & WEBSTER Phone 634-J or 756 Your Lumber Is Here! Timbers to Our Yards Are Now Fully Stocked With All Spring Building Materials Many carloads of finished dimension lumber have been unloaded and placed in our yards. Other building materials such as block, tile, aggregate, cement, flooring, roofing and shingles are available lo you at Norton's. We also have full and complete stocks of farm needs—posts, fencing, etc. We aie ready for your Spring building needs—and we welcome the opportunity to serve you. Consult Us on Any of Your Building or Remodeling Problems F. S. NORTON & SO N Building Materials of All Kinds PHONE 229 ALGONA .... for the best in building block, contact Algona Block & Tile Co. • HAYDITE BUILDING BLOCKS • STANDARD TEXTURED BLOCKS III ALGONA BLOCK & TILE E. State St. Phone 280-W EARL B. MILLER General Contracting and Building All Types of Commercial and Home Construction Telephone 890-J Algona, Iowa QUALITY AT LOW COST * Building Hardware * Home Appliances •Pittsburgh Paints * Hand & Power Tools KOHLHAAS HDWE. Ed and Pat Cullen II Homes of beauty and personality Built to Your Specifications II "BUD ROBINSON GENERAL CONTRACTOR Phone410-J For Electrical Contracting of All Kinds- • RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL Lighting and Fixtures Wiring Of All Kinds Nee nLighting FREE ESTIMATES ART & ERNIE'S ELECTRIC CO. Diagonal Street Phone 1155 PLUMBING! Guaranteed Heating & Plumbing Residential, Commercial Free Estimates Cheerfully Given P. R. IRONS 812 McGregor Phone 523-W BUILDING or REMODELING? We Will Welcome a Chance To Estimate On Your Electrical Work Without Obligation To You. QUAtlfY WORKMANSHIP BACKED BY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE PRATT Eltctric Construction Company Phone 170 Aigona, fowtt A WISE INVESTMENT FOR VETERANS! Save Your Bonus And Your Insurance Dividend! Invest your N. S. L I. dividend and your vet's bonus where they will earn money for you —open a savings accouht at Home Federal Savings and Loan (formerly Algoha Federal Savings and Loan). Then, when the right time comes, you'll have money for Important things-like essential repairs to your home, or perhaps a down payment on a new home. Our current dividend rate it 2'4%' payable $em1~annually . , . and thcit means extra money for you I "The Path to Happiness and Security Lies in Owning Your Own Home." Home Fedemi Savings & Z^wtft Association Phone 404 and 405 Algona, Iowa

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