Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Lakeside Cottages, post WWII

There was not a lot of building going on during WWII—anywhere—but we think our cottage was built around 1944 and we’ve heard it was the first FHA loan in the county. Small, compact, low gable roof, almost no ornamentation.  Architectural styles changed; people didn’t want what was popular early in the century.


This is a small ranch you could see in any community, very popular in the late 40s and 50s.  Nice porch on the side that possibly was added later.


This has a nice “Tudor” peak, and actually could be the 1930s with upgrades.  I haven’t checked the archives for the date. There were package homes of this style earlier in the 20th century. I think a porch was enclosed and new windows added in the 1980s.


The porch is newer with some details added to the roof, but this appears to be a basic hip 1950s ranch, and I’m guessing if I went inside there would be blond  birch wood trim. Shallow roof pitch.


Log houses were popular in the 50s and 60s.  We rent this cute place in the 1970s.  Originally a 2 bedroom, a third was added, and a passage to the garage was enclosed.


It’s not clear whether this began as a 2 story with an addition, a one story with an addition, or if it always looked this way, but I remember it from the 1970s.


I remember seeing homes like this in the 1950s, and this one has been remodeled with an added porch/sunroom.


A view of the above house from the front.  It’s a classic 50s modern, in my opinion. Horizontally parallel to the street.


These camp cabins are “rustic” style, post WWII. Near the camp ground south of 7th street.


Basic L-ranch, large window in living room, small in bedrooms.  Now used as “artists’ home’ for people working at the Rhein center.


Lakeside 2010 334

After WWII, whole neighborhoods of these were built for young families and their boomer babies.  There are only a few at Lakeside. This one is now for sale: 3 bedrooms, 1 car garage, added rear multipurpose room, 1700 sq. ft., never a rental, $259,000.


Log and stone gable lodge type.


Contemporary slant roof, several shed roofs shapes.  Large windows.


A-frame, possibly with side addition. These were popular in leisure and vacation areas 50 years ago.

Lakeside 2010 328

This is on the lakefront, 2 bedroom, great view of the lake, large fireplace.  Now has a carport for protection of golf cart and bikes.   In the 1970s, I thought it looked out of place with the more traditional cottage styles, but now with tear downs and rebuilds and remodeling in that area, it looks sweet and modest.  Now a rental.

Lakeside 2010 340

Along with the A-Frame these extreme gambrel (barn roof) styles were popular in the 50s.  The porch/deck appears to be a later addition.

1 comment:

Paula Doncevic said...

Norma, I really enjoyed this article. I think we had friends stay at the log cabin cottage when we came to visit them back in the early 60's. We usually stayed at cottages near yours...they were big enough to accommodate our big family. I think my mom was expecting Mark that summer.