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Postby Udo Min » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:59 am

here is a link to some of the homes from A Sholtz homes catalog we scanned... Seems that the home base for Scholtz homes was somewhere in Toledeo, Ohio...
http://formcastshadow.net/house/Sholtz/

I'll try to confirm soon

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Postby turboblown » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:00 am

That is exactly them!
I am sketching a floor plan of the house and will scan it and post it with some other pics. Hopefully, I can even come up with a house or plan number.

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Postby turboblown » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:21 am

Here are some pics along with sketching of the floor plan. Note- the floor is not to scale.


http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa205/turboblown/

This is the exact house we are trying to find original plans, blueprints or floor plans/elevations for.

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Postby Joe » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:59 pm

Charles Goodman did a ton of design work for Scholz in the '50s. not sure about '60s, though. Scholz was a huge prefab company. I think they produce prefab mcmansions today.

House & Home magazine is littered with big color Sholz ads.

your pics look pretty good. many original details.

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Postby moderns-r-us » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:32 pm

I have always suspected that a few homes in the KC area were Sholtz homes. There is one on the North side of 95th street, somewhere between Mission and Nall. It looks just like the home with the arched porch beams in the last photo (lower right) on the last image by Udo Min.

Eric: Could you give us a larger and complete scan of that last image?
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Postby turboblown » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:41 pm

I'd love to find a Sholz catalog from that era and find this exact house!

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Postby Udo Min » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:04 pm

I will try. Might even just give Moderns R US the catalog we have...
Give me a few days to go through & verify which plan matches turbo blowns images & sketch...

I have been working non-stop w/ my day job on a massive deadline...

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Postby heidi_loo » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:28 pm

Hi,

I believe they sold plans to builders throughout North America. My parents were custom home builders, I believe they may have even built a Scholz plan or two. I'll have to ask them.

I always remember the Scholz catalogues lying around in the '70s. I think that they must have been one of the early influences on my architectural tastes today.

There is a section of homes in town that were built in that era, and you can definitely tell a few of them were from Scholz plans. They had a much more sophisticated style than what most builders and architects were designing here in Canada at the time.

I wish my parents still had some of those old catalogues, but I'm sure they've been long purged.

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Postby cosmiccreations » Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:12 am

When I said we I basically am referring to my husband and myself. We work in the field of art "graphics and art education" and love looking at any historical information on MidCentury homes. Our local library has many period homes that were photographed when they were built, we found a group of Scholz documented as well. You just have to know how to navigate through the records online and know the streets. Where we live is very historical with the focus on victorican-bungelow era homes. There is a zone that has the Scholz built homes and a different zone that has the Alcoa home designed by Charles Goodman. Then, to no surprise, there are the Major McMansions down the road. ***

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Postby turboblown » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:23 pm

I still haven't figured out a design or plan number yet, even with the pics I posted. I have a compilation that I am going to send to Scholz Design and see if they can identify it.

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