Style 101: Mid-century Ranch

Mid-century Ranch house, Chicago, IL | Photograph by Rebecca McManus, 2009
The Ranch style originated in southern California in the mid-1930s. In the 1940s, the Ranch was one of the small house types financed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), along with Minimal Traditional and other small house styles. The Ranch house began to pick up popularity as the financial controls that encouraged small house building […]

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