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Concrete block lowers the cost of masonry buildings. Steelcase windows lessen the cost and maintenance of windows. Mass production of homes began to sprout as homes begin to follow a few basic floor plans and the development of the ranch-style home create subdivisions of affordable homes.

50's style

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These types of buildings were designed with various features to aid in the elimination of heat. High ceilings, raised floors, shed dormers, high-pitched roofs, front and rear porches helped to lessen the effect of high heat. Root cellars and half and full basements provided a cool storage area.

30's Style

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Lightweight trusses, plywood and central air-conditioning dramatically increase the speed of construction, and lower the cost of homes. The ranch-style home is perfected for efficiency, equating to a fairly predictable floor plan for each specific subdivision. Architectural diversity begins to be more prevalent at the end of this period. Frame structures begin replaced block.

60s style