Sq. Ft.: Approx. 1295 sq. ft. ~ 40% Basement
Built: 1943 - 1945
The H-house is one story tall with basement. Note the rearward extension at the back of the house which allows for views from the kitchen. Interior floors are hardwood oak with linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom. This 3 bedroom Richland area home is perfect for the growing family.
This H-house is part of the letter houses developed in the Tri-Cities. Spokane architect Albin Pherson was hired by the US Government to develop the housing to accommodate the large need for housing in the area. Mr. Pherson took on the challenge and in less than 90 days the community of Richland was planned on paper. As quickly as the planning endeavor happened, the paper to reality took even less time. On March, 20, 1943, construction of the streets began. One month later on April, 28th, the first house house (a B house) was completed.
The original letter houses' interiors used newer, heartier products that last longer than houses built only a decade earlier. The interiors of all the letter-houses had wood floors. The kitchens and bathrooms had real linoleum flooring (pressed cork processed with linseed oil). Interior decorative features include cornice details along with molding strips along the outside corners of walls and doors made of a single panel of wood inside of the thicker surround. Doorknobs were fairly close to today's standard but were slightly smaller. Brass was a common finish with plated chrome used inside of bathrooms.
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