review Entrepreneurial Vernacular Developers' Subdivisions in the 1920s Creating the North American Landscape
Ngle family home design were the result of concerted efforts by entrepreneurial realtors and other housing professionals during the 1920s In her discussion of the historical and structural forces that propelled this change Loeb focuses on three typical speculative subdivisions of the 1920s and on the realtors architects and building craftsmen who designed and constructed them These examples highlight.
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Suburban subdivisions of individual family homes are so familiar a part of the American landscape that it is hard to imagine a time when they were not common in the U S The shift to large scale speculative subdivisions is usually attributed to the period after World War II In Entrepreneurial Vernacular Developers' Subdivisions in the 1920s Carolyn S Loeb shows that the precedents for this change in si.
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The shared set of planning and design concerns that animated realtors whom Loeb sees as having played the key role in this process and the network of housing experts with whom they associated Decentralized and loosely coordinated this network promoted home ownership through flexible strategies of design planning financing and construction whichthe author describes as a new and entrepreneurial vernacul.