Construction of Storm Caves Is a Profitable Profession (Sep, 1930)
While they are great for tornadoes, storm cellars are about the worst place you can hide during a hurricane like the one that’s hitting now since they fill up with water and you’ll drown. Unless you’ve built your own diving gear that is.
Construction of Storm Caves Is a Profitable Profession
LOOKING around for a standardized construction job on which he could specialize, a Nebraska mason hit upon the idea of building underground storm caves for the protection of school children in his section of the Mid-West, where tornadoes are frequent.
Sightseeing Restaurant for Chicago World’s Fair in 1933 (Aug, 1930)
It’s a pity this building was never made, it would have been pretty awesome. It kind of looks like part of a giant crankshaft. Norman bel Geddes went on to design wildly popular General Motors Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.
Sightseeing Restaurant for Chicago World’s Fair in 1933
MANY unusual buildings are now being planned for the Chicago World’s Fair to be held in 1933. The most modernistic of these odd structures will be this huge sightseeing restaurant atop a gigantic column which is being designed by Norman bel Geddes.
“Mother Goose” Bungalow Shelters Nesting Ducks (Nov, 1938)
I love the mix of items on this page.
“Mother Goose” Bungalow Shelters Nesting Ducks
Looking as if it had been plucked right from the pages of a “Mother Goose” book, a bungalow for ducks stands on the shore of an artificial lake in Alexandria, Minn. This fairy tale cottage with sloping Walls
and crooked chimney has shuttered windows and flower boxes, and the glassed windows are indirectly illuminated at night with electric lights hidden in shallow boxes inside the window frames. It appears, at night, to be a busy little hotel, but the hundred or more residents of “Duck Inn” sleep inside in complete darkness.