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By Michelle Gringeri-Brown

Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World battle II residential structure in the US. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) variety from the decidedly smooth gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts within the San Francisco Bay quarter and butterfly wing homes in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so universal in the course of the United States.

Authors Michelle Gringeri-Brown and Jim Brown, founders and publishers of the preferred quarterly Atomic Ranch journal, extol the virtues of the tract, split-level, rambler domestic and its many designated characteristics: deepest entrance facades, open ground plans, secluded bed room wings, partitions of glass, and an easy-living way of life. From up-to-date houses with high-end Italian kitchens, terrazzo flooring, and sleek furnishings to cheap house owner renovations with eclectic thrift-store furniture, Atomic Ranch provides twenty-five houses showcasing inspiring examples of trendy residing via appealing colour pictures, together with sooner than and after photographs, design-tip sidebars, and an intensive source index.

Atomic Ranch unearths:

Hallmarks of the ranch style

Inspiring unique ranch homes

Ranch condo alterations and makeovers

Preservation of mid-century neighborhoods

Adding character to a ranch domestic

Yards and landscaping

Plus, a valuable source part and index!

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The building contained a swimming tank, handball courts, bowling alleys, and a large gymnasium. However, Jane Stanford envisioned the building as a social center, reserving its top floor for a ballroom (the dance floor was cushioned by springs) with kitchen facilities and a banquet hall. There Gymnasium, Lasuen Street (1906) THE ORIGINAL CAMPUS: 1886–1906 on a steel frame, inspired by the newly completed Library of Congress in 38 was also a meeting room for the trustees, a trophy room, and the library of the hygiene department.

Quadrangles, capable of continual extension along their major axes, permitted Stanford’s “indefinite expansion” of intellectual knowledge. “We may always advance toward the infinite,” Leland Stanford affirmed. With their organizing axes, the quads would bring order and civilization to the surrounding wilderness. The seemingly unlimited extent of grounds, held in trust by the university in perpetuity, was to become its outdoor laboratories, including the Stock Farm, with its own quadrangle of barns and kindergarten track, a true attempt at taming nature.

It was to be replaced by the new gymnasium, which fell in the 1906 quake. Nature Intervenes In 1906, a little more than a year after the death of Jane Stanford, and as the university moved to complete the last buildings planned and initiated by the founders, the great San Francisco earthquake struck. This natural calamity destroyed or damaged many of the most outstanding campus structures—Memorial Arch, Memorial Main Quad, post earthquake (1906) Church, the Outer Quad, the nearly completed library and gymnasium, the vast additions to the museum, and the chemistry building.

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