Chicago. Wm. A. Radford. 1925.
Color illustrations with plans, 16pp, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, in color pictorial wrappers (softbound). Single 3/4 inch tear to left edge of back cover, very good condition. One of a series of such publications from William A. Radford, one of the major firms producing mail-order designs for homes and commercial buildings; the booklets were distributed regionally by building supply firms with that company's imprint appearing on the front cover. The attractive color plates, offering glimpses of furnishings, landscaping, bathroom decor, etc. provide an intriguing entrée into home design of the 1920s. The current example features ten full page 1920s house plans each with a brightly colored artistic rendering of the home with interior views and an historical vignette illustration loosely relating to the style of the home. Each house in this selection has a name beginning with E, from the Elgin to the Exeter. The centrefold illustrates an additional eight houses with plans (four on each page). Item #53819