Nicholas Gardens

From Lane Co Oregon

Houses in Nicholas Gardens ranged in price from $3,500 to $7,500 in 1945, while houses in the Maryhurst subdivision ranged from $7,800 to $8,400 in 1948. Most houses were built as either two or three-bedroom homes, although some developers offered four-bedroom homes as well (Springfield News 1945, 1948). Styles were relatively simple, generally either a suburban ranch style or a Minimal Traditional. New materials that appeared in residential construction during this time period included concrete tile, pumice block (touted as a “lightweight alternative to concrete block”), Chapco Board (a pressed wood fiber board developed in Corvallis), Aluma- Lock shingles, Jewel-Tone household tile, and Silva Wool insulation (developed by Weyerhaueser in Springfield) (Springfield News).

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