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Title: Homes And How To Make Them Author: Eugene Gardner Release Date: December 3, 2004 [EBook #14248] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HOMES AND HOW TO MAKE THEM *** Produced by Ronald Holder and the PG Online Distributed Proofreading Team. [Illustration: On A Side Hill] HOMES, _AND HOW TO MAKE THEM._ E.C.
GARDNER. Illustrated. BOSTON: JAMES R.
OSGOOD AND COMPANY, LATE TICKNOR & FIELDS, AND FIELDS, OSGOOD, & CO. 1875. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, BY JAMES R.
OSGOOD & CO., in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. UNIVERSITY PRESS: WELCH, BIGELOW, & Co., CAMBRIDGE. PREFACE. These letters between the architect and his friends are composed of hints and suggestions relating to the building of homes.
Their aim is to give practical information to those about to build, and to strengthen the growing demand for better and truer work. Mon Apr 03 00:38:41 2017 2 Even those who are not yet ready to build for themselves are seldom without an instinctive longing to do so at some future time, and a lively concern in the present achievements of their friends and neighbors, in this direction.
Such will, I trust, find something interesting and instructive in these pages, and be moved thereby to a more cordial hatred of whatever is false and useless, and love for the simple and true. E.C.G. SPRINGFIELD, March, 1874. CONTENTS. LETTER I.
EVERY MAN SHOULD HAVE A HOME II.
A GRATEFUL CLIENT III.
THE BEAUTY OF TRUTH AND UTILITY IV.
PROFESSIONAL FOLLY V.
BUILDING-SITES AND FOUNDATION-WALLS VI.
GRAVEL-BANKS AND QUAGMIRES VII. NATURE’...





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