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The craftsman
Volume XXVII, Number 5 (February 1915)

An architectural tournament: successful designs for American suburban homes,   pp. 516-519 PDF (1.5 MB)


Page 516


AN ARCHITECTURAL TOURNAMENT
CESSFUL DESIGNS FOR AMERICAN S
BAN HOMES
is undoubtedly an age of domestic arel
America, at least. Never before has
h widespread interest in home-planning
, or such eagerness on the part of thinkin
men to bring real comfort and beauty
nence into their environment. Architeci
             and draughtsmen all over the country are c
toward this end, and opportunities are constantly being
for the public to study this important subject, and to
spiration and practical help in their own home-making pr,
   One of the most effective and interesting ways in wh
being accomplished is through the various competitions
time to time by technical magazines and progressive ii
By such means, architects, young and old, 'all over the c(
encouraged to bend their finest efforts toward the creation
homes suited to American conditions and needs. Indiv
fostered; fresh ideals, new and ingenious plans are brougi
and the general public as well as the professional builder ý
knowledge and enthusiasm from a study of the competi
   A short time ago The Brickbuilder held an unusually
competition for designs of fireproof suburban cottages. A
hundred architects from all parts of the country enterec
into this draughting tournament, many excellent and ingei
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