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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1953. Department of Home Economics.


Copyright 1953, the author. Used by permission.


In this manuscript data are presented regarding the space and characteristics of two-story tee farmhouses. Two economic areas were arbitrarily chosen for the present project which is a pilot study of a larger project being carried on by the University of Nebraska Experiment Station.The two-story tee houses were found to be the most prevalent in the area of Nebraska included in this study. The sample comprised 100 houses chosen by a method of random sampling.A personal interview was made at each farmhouse and detailed measurements of the entire house and a sketch of the farmstead were made.

Several conclusions came from this study.Among them was that the lack of modernization in these houses was conspicuous. Over eighty percent of the houses had no central heating, almost fifty percent had no water piped in to the house, sixty percent had no water heater and the same percentage had no sewage disposal system.Only a few houses, however, lacked electricity.

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