Classic homes from 1919

Charming & classic All-American suburban houses from 1919

Early in the 20th century, there was an interesting development in American home life -- people started moving from the city out to the suburban districts and small towns. See some classic All-American suburban houses from that era here!
Sutro Baths bathing pools - San Francisco

San Francisco’s Victorian marvel: The huge swimming pools at Sutro Baths

The size of San Francisco's great Sutro Baths seizes the imagination, yet it is not oppressive, owing to the lightness and airiness of the structure. Tier upon tier rise seats, while at their base, visible to everyone, are the swimming tanks. The sea water is supplied by an ingenious use of the ocean waves.
See the rooms at the elegant old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (1903)

The suite life: See the rooms at the elegant Waldorf-Astoria (1903)

New York City's old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- torn down in 1929 -- was a luxurious Victorian building that served overnight guests as much as Manhattan's social elite. Here, take a look inside the hotel rooms and suites, and see what accommodations would have looked like back in 1903!

Space age: Amazing retro futuristic homes of the ’60s

What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.
San Francisco Spreckles mansion

The new mansion home of Claus Spreckels (1897)

The newly completed mansion of Mr Claus Spreckels, on the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Clay Street, is the supreme representative of the tendency toward a higher and more substantial domestic architecture in the city.