In 1910 electricity was fairly new and not wide spread. Some of the fixtures sold at the time were mere adaptations of gas-light styles, absent elaborate Victorian decoration. For example, solid stems on ceiling fixtures to encase pipes running gas were incorporated in early electric lighting designs. By the 1920s most urban and suburban homes [...]
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An American Foursquare is a popular early 20th century house plan with a square or rectangular footprint, usually with 2-1/2 stories, four main rooms on the first floor, a full-width front porch and a hipped roof. American Foursquare Houses can be found nationwide & are also sometimes referred to as Prairie Boxes or Square Plans. [...]