The Little Brown Bungalow of the Golden West, The Kenyon Take Down House. MANUFACTURED HOUSES CALIFORNIA.
The Little Brown Bungalow of the Golden West, The Kenyon Take Down House

The Little Brown Bungalow of the Golden West, The Kenyon Take Down House

Waukesha, WI: R.L. Kenyon Company, [1913].

Single sheet, 14.5 x 16 inches, folded to 4 x 8.5 inches, with text and illustrations from photographs on both sides. Light dampstain throughout; good. One copy located in OCLC, at UC Davis.

Aimed specifically at a California audience, this brochure promotes the Kenyon Company’s portable canvas houses, which they offer for use not only as hunting and fishing camps, but also as “a permanent year-round home for use in sunny California.” Models ranged in size from one 7’ x 9’ room ($72.00) to a five-room house measuring 540 square feet ($375). The illustrations show houses in situ in Sacramento, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Rafael, and Fresno, captioned by warm testimonials from their owners—though none actually seem to have been persuaded to use their Little Brown Bungalow as a truly permanent residence.

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