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The craftsman
Volume XXVII, Number 5 (February 1915)

Byers, Charles Alma
What two thousand dollars will accomplish in building a comfortable home,   pp. 571-573 PDF (1.3 MB)


Civic activities in England in war time,   p. 573 PDF (411.8 KB)


Page 573


IN SPITE OF WAR
             FLOORK      LAt1.
 such a case, to screen the kitchen and break-
 fast room more effectually from the street,
 the pergola which is now indicated in the
 corner could be projected and extended
 along the dining room, kitchen and breakfast
 room wall.  This would increase the out-
 door living space, screen the bungalow bet-
 ter from the view of passersby, and add
 considerably to its architectural interest. In
 order to avoid darkening the kitchen win-
 dows, the planting  of vines   might be
 omitted at this point.
 For a wide but shallow lot, the plan
 Would also be practical, in which case also
 the pergola arrangement just suggested
 Would be desirable across the front-which
 is now the side.
 *Needless to say, a home of this character
 !s equally suited in design, construction and
 interior arrangement to an Eastern as to
 a Western site. Indeed, the influence of
 California architecture is quite noticeable
among our modern Eastern bungalows.
CIVIC ACTIVITIES IN                ENG-
LAND IN WAR TIME
A sTHE CRAFTSMAN has published,
        during the last few years, so many
        articles relating to England's Gar-
        den City and town planning move-
 ments, our readers may be interested in
 knowing how the war is affecting this im-
 portant work. The following extracts from
 a letter written to the Editor of The Amer-
 ican City, by Ewart G. Culpin, Secretary
 of the International Garden Cities and
 Town Planning Association, gives an en-
 couraging account of the recent activities.
 It is significant to note that this movement
 has taken such a vital hold upon the nation
 that even in the midst of war it continues to
 command support and enthusiasm.
   "New societies," wrote Mr. Culpin, at
 the end of November, "are being formed in
 several parts of the country for the pur-
 pose of promoting garden suburb and gar-
 den village schemes, . . . and now that
 the Government has agreed to lend money
 up to 90 per cent. of the value of the prop-
 erty, including IO per cent. as a free grant,
 we may hope for enormously increased ac-
 tivity in all our busy centers. The pro-
 vision of this money will operate in the
 steadying of unemployment and also in the
 solving of many difficult housing prob-
 lems . ..
 "If you walk through our streets in the
 centers or the suburbs, or visit the parks
 and open spaces, or look over our schools
 or museums or art galleries, there is no sign
 of lessened activity.
 "Far from abandoning their works, local
 authorities are being encouraged to push
 on with them.    Many new schemes for
 housing, baths, town halls, etc., are being
 set on foot, and the whole country is act-
 ing up to the motto we see displayed
 everywhere-'Business as usual.' Some
 trades providing luxuries only may have
 been hard hit; but on the whole trade is
 normal, and has been so since the first fort-
 night of alarm. ...
 "We realize we are face to face with a
 world tragedy-a tragedy that every now
 and then comes home with the news of the
 death of another friend. But the nation is
 taking it wonderfully calmly, and we are
 all convinced that the only possible ending
 to this war is the absolute crushing of those
 conditions of things which made it possi-
ble."
573


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