post-war home heading

post war houseThe post-war house was built to be inexpensive. They went up fast to accomodate the returning soldiers wanting to start families. In our area, they are mostly 1.5 story bungalows with little ornamentation. The main house gable ran left-to-right with a front facing gable as you can see in the sample photos. These houses were a mixture of exterior surfaces. They started out with stucco or wood (cedar), or brick. Replacement of the cedar siding is usually done in vinyl (unfortunately).
The windows are double-hung and sometimes featured fake shutters. Oftentimes there was a fireplace added to the living room, which can be spotted by the chimney on the side of the house.