A New Printing of the 1935 Farmhouse Plans.

House Plans.


By WALLACE ASHBY, Chief, Division of Structures, Bureau of Agricultural Engineering.

Acknowledgment is made of the extended collaboration of Louise Stanley, Chief, Bureau of Home Economics, in selecting and reviewing the plans presented herein; and of the helpful assistance of W. H. Nash, architect, Bureau of Agricultural Engineering, in the preparation of both the manuscript and illustrations for publication. Mary Rokahr, senior home management specialist, Extension Service, and Eloise Davison, director of domestic electric service program, Electric Home and Farm Authority, made valuable suggestions regarding arrangement of kitchens and other equipment. Helpful comments and suggestions have been received from many other persons. Many of the perspective sketches illustrating the house plans were drawn by C. W. Mead, Bureau of Agricultural Engineering.

Note: There are economical farmhouses represented, yet no barns or out-building plans in this title. Originally published in 1935 As Farmers' Bulletin Number 1738 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. New Printing 2001, by Merrymeeting Archives, LLC. Copyright claimed only in "All-American" addition to title, minor rearrangement of page sequence, and coloration and minor redesign of the cover page, otherwise exclusive of entire book.
70 pages, spiral-bound, 5"x8", Illustrated.

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Book has influence of the parallel lines of Prairie-style and America's Regionalist Art Period; all are modest homes. 6 House Interior Illustrations, including 3 Kitchen Designs, 54 House Exterior Illustrations, and 63 Floor Plans.

Chapter. Description.
Farmhouse Requirements.
  • Size
  • Comfort and Convenience
  • Relation to Other Buildings and Highway
  • Appearance
  • Safety
  • Construction Materials.
  • Cellars
  • Superstructures and Porches
  • Estimating by Unit Costs
  • Working Drawings.
  • Caution Regarding Changes.
  • Plans for Houses.
  • One-Story Growing Houses: 1) Plan for the Southwest 2) Plan for the South 3) Plan for the South 4) Plan for the Middle West 5) Plan for the South 6) Plan for the South 7) Plan for the South 8) Bungalow Plan 9) Plan for the Southwest 10) Plan 11) Plan 12) Plan 13) Plan for the South 14) Plan 15) Plan
  • Moderate-Sized One-Story Houses: 1) Plan for Timbered Sections 2) Plan 3) Plan for the North 4) Plan for a Family of 4-6 People 5) Square House with Porches 6) Plan (Prairie-style) 7) Plan for House with Six-Bedrooms (Prairie-style) 8) Plan
  • Houses of More than One Story: 1) Plan 2) Plan for Smallest Farmhouse 3) Plan for the North 4) Plan 5) Plan 6) Plan for the North 7) Plan for the North
  • Very Small Houses: 1) Plan with Double-deck Beds 2) Plan 3) Plan 4) Plan for the Southwest 5) Plan for the Southwest 6) Plan for New England 7) Plan for the North 8) Plan for the Northwest 9) Plan for the South 10) Plan for the Middle West
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