Sandwiched between the war-ravaged 1940s and the explosive 1960s, the 1950’s was a time of great growth and prosperity in many aspects. It was seen as “the calm before the storm of social chaos that swept over the country in the more contentious 1960s.” It was indeed a time we perceive as innocent, wholesome, and peaceful. The U.S. was recovering from World War II and GIs were coming home. They started new lives in suburban, middle class utopias hoping to achieve the American dream (Shmoop Editorial Team).
Homes are incredibly private places, and are made with places to hide one’s life, with each room having different levels of security. The first two room the stranger visits, the kitchen and the dining room, are rooms typically regarded as a rooms made for guests and are typically designed to be big enough to fit lots of people in. So it would make sense that the mother and father are quite alright with hosting a visitor in their kitchen and dining room. The third room they visit is the living room, a slightly more secure room in the home. This is where the family lives.
Often a structure is designed in a way that will prove durability against climate and environmental activity. For example, Thomas Coram’s painting entitled, “View of Mulberry House and Street” (Fig. 15-6) depicts the houses of the African American slaves with very high, pointed roofs. This specific home design was used by African American slaves in order to keep their houses cooler at floor level. In this case, the function of the high pointed roof in each house was to allow for the warmer air to rise and keep the cooler air down. Another example is that of the Mesa Verde “Spruce Tree House” (Fig. 15-7) which depicts cliff side caves, built as means for stable homes by The Anasazi.
The house was used for dining, cooking, visiting, and chores. There were normally at least 10 children living in the house and many servants and apprentices. A many named Tristan and his wife moved in along with his 4 children. They lived there for about 50 years or so. His wife was the last one in the coffin.
As World War II came to an end, the United States entered the 50s. This decade became a major influential time that brought many cultural and societal changes. Categories such as the economy, where a boom in new products increased, the technology world which incorporated new medicines and computers, entertainment when the television became popular and the overall lifestyles that Americans adapted to. All of these topics reshaped and created several advancements throughout society during the 1950s.
All around the house is a wrap-around porch. The bedrooms are found on the third and second floors and a lounge and restaurant are located on the first floor. Tenent’s Harbor is a coastal town and when dining in the restaurant you can get fantastic views of the sea. The basement has been turned into an apartment for the present owners.
The house that they have chose was that the apartment looked nice in the front, and because they had a security gate to let people in or out. They house looked suitable for them to live in. The apartment had two bedrooms, one bathroom, and it was 720 square feet. It had a kitchen and a living room.
The house that they have chosen was that the apartment looked nice in the front, and because they had a security gate to let people in or out. They house looked suitable for them to live in. The apartment had two bedrooms, one bathroom, and it was 720 square feet. It had a kitchen and a living room.
There is a small room where visitors can walk, and stand to get a deeper look at what is inside her bedroom. This room has a one small doorway for entering, and exiting. Which also is also closely placed to another set of stair that lead down. Beside this room being very compact for large crowds, it also seems like a big fire hazard. During my visit I spent roughly 2-3 minutes trying to get out of that space, to go down the stairs.
The 1950’s was the decade of change. Key events across the decade and the world include the beginning of the Korean War and the Vietnam War, the first ever Organ Transplant and the introduction of Coloured TV. Also Political battles centred around communism and capitalism dominated the decade. In the 1950’s there was more leisure time due to an upgrade in household appliances which improved the likelihood of selling entertainment products such as radios and televisions.
When a comparison is made to the hollyhock house, a difference in architectural design, materials and construction is evident. The Hollyhocks is an indication that Wright had started adopting a new architectural language (Friedman, 1994). This can be seen in the heavy and block like forms, smooth stucco surfaces, stylized geometry, and U-shaped garden courtyard (Friedman, 1994). A look at the plan shows Wrights plan to achieve thematic unity in the final building (Levine, 1996). Environment
G.I. Bill (1944) In 1994 the G.I. Bill referred to as Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944. It benefited servicemembers and eligible veterans the cost with the education and training that they need. If you didn't know this bill is hands down the greatest benefit of serving in the armed forces.