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Postby Joe » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:19 am

larger homes on smaller lots definitely changed things. unfortunately, neither is needed. people don't need huge, poorly designed homes and we have plenty of land to build on

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Thanks again-

Postby JGropp » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:16 am

Thanks again Luther for finding
these and posting same. These
were good times- designing and
distributing my Stock Plans all
over the world. Jerry

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the Most Popular Plan I ever Published-

Postby JGropp » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:30 am

Luther- The first home shown
on the below Google "Knol" is
the most popular NHG plan ever
published. Built everywhere it
seemed to really strike a chord
with many people needing plans.

http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/some-northwest-contemporary-family/246qxuxd260sm/135#
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Robins AirForce Base

Postby JGropp » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:25 pm

Luther-
Many of my NHG "Stock Plans"
were published in the Atlanta paper
where they were seen by the then
Commander of Robins AirForce Base
who flew to Seattle (in his official
plane) to discuss them with me. J-

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Postby luther » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:41 pm

You're welcome Jerry. It's been a great find running across these home plans in newspaper archives on Google.
It's easy to see why the Rainier plan you linked to was so popular. I find it really appealing. Your plans look to me like you took great care in designing them. They have that "design for living" factor I've seen mentioned in books and magazines from the 50s.
Did you know any of the other architects (Rudolph Matern, Samuel Paul, etc) that had their plans published by NHG or the newspapers?
As for the Warner Robins post; does that mean it's possible there are some of your designs built and still sitting down there?

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Home Modernizing Guide, etc..

Postby JGropp » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:58 pm

luther wrote:You're welcome Jerry. It's been a great find running across these home plans in newspaper archives on Google.
It's easy to see why the Rainier plan you linked to was so popular. I find it really appealing. Your plans look to me like you took great care in designing them. They have that "design for living" factor I've seen mentioned in books and magazines from the 50s.
Did you know any of the other architects (Rudolph Matern, Samuel Paul, etc) that had their plans published by NHG or the newspapers?
As for the Warner Robins post; does that mean it's possible there are some of your designs built and still sitting down there?


Luther-
We all knew each other quite well,
met in snowy Chicago usually each
December or January to discuss
New Homes Guide, its companion
Home Modernizing Guide. These
are both long gone unfortunately.

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