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Galinsky House

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1941. 1410 Burlington Terrace

A plan type that came into its own after 1900 was that of a small or modest-sized single-floor bungalow with living room, dining room, and kitchen running down one side, and a bedroom, bath, and second bedroom opposite (with a number of variations). This narrow bungalow scheme responded very logically to the usual narrow suburban lot (40 to 60 feet wide) and to the needs of the inhabitants for distinct public and quiet private interior areas. Variations on this scheme continued into the 1950s. This example employs the Streamline Moderne style: stucco walls, flat roof, corner windows, and walls of curved glass brick.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Galinsky House", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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