The Harvard

Standard Home Plans for 1926

1926 Standard House Plans: The Harvard

1926 Standard House Plans: The Harvard

The Harvard is another Dutch Colonial of pleasing proportions with a tidy 1456 square feet of room. The traditional gambrel roof has a steeper pitch than many in this time period, which allows room for much needed attic storage. The front porch has traditional Revival elements like sidelights surrounding the entry, columns, and railing. Plenty of windows add light and airiness to the interior spaces. The standard complement of 3 bedrooms and one bath occupy the second floor. A large reception hall on the main floor leads to the living room and also directly to the kitchen, making the traffic flow well from room to room. Other amenities include a balcony accessible from the small front bedroom, a larger than average kitchen with a breakfast nook, and a glassed in porch just off the kitchen, which would be ideal for a small plant room.

"Every child has the right to be born and reared in an environment free from discord and paternal unrest. It is far easier for parents to maintain a wholesome atmosphere for their children in a private home like The Harvard than it is in a crowded tenement or apartment house where conditions are neither sanitary nor homelike."