1903 Radford Victorian Architectural House Floor Plans
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1903 Radford Victorian Architectural House Floor Plans:
This listing is for the sale of a CD ROM publication of an Edwardian Era American house plans sales catalog.
Radford American Homes, 1903.
This catalog contains the perspective view and floor plans of 100 houses, meant to be a sales catalog advertising the sale of building blue prints available from the Radford Architectural Firm.A very well done advertising piece for the Architectural Firm.In this catalog you will find numerous renderings of Victorian / Queen Anne style homes popular in that era, as well as English Tudor, French and Dutch colonial style homes.
You can read the detailed content pages further down this page.
Here are Sample page images from this CD
This 245 page catalog also included pithy and quaint advice about the necessity for properly managing your contractors, keeping fair and affordable insurance on your home, making sure you have access to a full set of plans - as built - in case of a fire or loss of your home, being careful to establish the province and authenticity of your deed to the land and have the same underwritten and more. All good advice.
As in other house plan books of this era the plans here are good, sound, rational home plans and well thought out for value and livability.
While the names and functions you might assign to the rooms today might be different than that of the era of this catalog, for most folks no longer have 12 kids and put them 6 to a bedroom, the nice layout of good light and ventilation in what might have been labeled "bedroom" and might now be relabeled "den" or "office" is just as valuable today ... no matter what the use of the space is.
Too often folks get caught up in the labels and forget that the best architecture is good value that delivers an affordable and constructive, positive Environment to make good space utilization and pleasant emotional and motivational support for the residents of the structure.
This is nice to have as a reference and for confirmation of rational design of space.
Besides that, it still impressed us that architects back then can actually render perspective correct drawings of their designs! Impressive!
A good reminder that architecture is as much an art as engineering or science.
We at Rocketbrain are dedicated to finding, publishing and distributing highly exceptional knowledge found in rare books. It is our mission to make available valuable knowledge found in very old rare books at affordable prices and easy to use CD ROM form for today's reader.
In CD ROM format, you can easily enlarge the contents of the pages on your computer screen to see more details and with better clarity.
you can also print out select pages of text and pictures as needed for your particular project you are working on. We even have a customer who printed out the illustrations to create a collage background paper for her scrapbook project!
User friendly PDF file format, the CD is Microsoft Windows as well as MAC compatible.
We have other similar vintage Architectural house plans on CD ROM in our other items .
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