Sq. Ft.: Approx. 1152 sq. ft. ~ No Basement
The V-house is one story tall--no basement. Interior floors are softwood fir with linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom. This is also known as a "precut" as all the lumber arrived "precut" on the building site. The U and V houses are the only letter houses to have asbestos shingled walls. The V house used a hipped roof (as pictured) or a gabled roof. This is a perfect home for a small family or couple moving to the area.
The letter houses' interiors used sheetrock instead of the older lath and plaster method that was common until the late 1930's. The interiors of all the letter-houses had wood floors. The duplexes and the U and V houses (precuts) used softwood fir floors and the single-family homes used hardwood oak. 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. The interior doors on the older homes had two (or more) flat panels of solid wood surrounded by a border of thicker, molded solid wood (hollow core doors were a few decades away). Later doors typically had 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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