What were the homes in the 1930's like?
Houses in the 1930's were very similar to more modern houses,
such as houses from the 1960's. Houses in the 1930's very rarely
had basements. Due to the lack of money, houses were often
converted into a boarding house. A Boarding house required more
rooms, so often families would use curtains to separate rooms, and
use spare lumber to make a porch into what was called a sleeping
porch. Sleeping porches were often cold, due to a lack of
insulation, and so mostly children of the family opening the
boarding house would reside there.
Also, often houses in the 1930's had missing shingles, peeling paint or cracked brickwork.
Houses in the 1930's in Canada included bungalows, 1 1/2, and 2 storeys, depending on the economics of the neighbour hood. Most of them had basements, a vestibule (because of the cold winters), a living room with fireplace, a dining room that sometimes larger than the living room, a small kitchen with a few built in cabinets. Sometimes the kitchen had a built in 'booth' style nook in the kitchen. Upstairs there were three to four bedrooms, all sharing one bathroom.
Homes in the 1930s varied, just like they are today. They were often frame houses with wood siding. Some did not have inside bathrooms, and more than one bathroom was not common. They did have kitchens. Neighborhoods in cities were part of the city, outside of the business district. It was common for neighborhoods to be segregated by race and economics. City blocks had alleys behind the houses.
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