Single Family Dwelling
Four Bedrooms ~ One and one half Bathrooms
Approx. 1536 sq. ft. ~ 50% Basement
44 Homes Built: 1943 - 1945
The L-house is two stories tall with basement. Interior floors are hardwood oak with linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom. Interior floors are hardwood oak with linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom. This spacious 4 bedroom Richland area home is perfect for the growing family and includes a half bath as well as a half-sized basement. Of most of the homes in the Richland alphabet development, the K-house has a more open floor plan and lends itself to entertaining.
This L-house and the other Tri-Cities letter houses were designed by Spokane Albin Pherson who was hired by the US Government. In less than 90 days, he planned the entire community of Richland. Construction of the streets began on March 20, 1943 with the first house being completed (a B-house) on April 28, 1943.
Mr. Pherson opted to apply the ranch house design--pioneered by the great American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright--to promote clean, symmetrical lines and standardized design that was uncomplicated and efficient. The ranch-style homes first made their appearance in the 1920s and their easy yet sturdy construction appealed to developers and contractors alike. The ranch home quickly gained popularity, leading to a boom in the building of these homes from the 1940s through the 1970s. These designs in the Tri-Cities areas, as you'll see, still continue to be viable to today's real estate market because they were built to withstand the time element.
|“A” House||“K” House||“U” House|
|“B” House||“L” House||“V” House|
|“C” House||“M” House||“Y” House|
|“D” House||“Q” House||“Z” House|
|“E” House||“R” House||1 BR Prefab|
|“F” House||“S” House||2 BR Prefab|
|“G” House||"T" House||3 BR Prefab|