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Types of Victorian Homes

Victorians, naturally, lived in a wide range of types of homes. Magazines often featured articles on particular styles of home, or "the houses of the future."

Life in Women's Chambers: A Mother's Impression (GOP 1898)
A look at women's chambers at a university.
Living in Lodgings, by Josepha Crane (GOP 1895)
Our Life in a Flat (GOP 1885)
Our Seaside Cottage, and How We Built It, by James and Nanette Mason (GOP 1893)
Three Girl-Chums, and Their Life in London Rooms, by Florence Sophie Davson (GOP 1899)
Two-Acre Farms or Villa Estates: The Homesteads of the Future, by Dora de Blaquière (GOP 1898)
Village Homes for Ladies, by H.B.M. Buchanan (GOP 1898)
This author notes the overcrowding of London, the sparse population in the countryside, and suggests: "I have also noticed... the large number of ladies, with little or nothing to do, who become submerged in flats, boarding-houses and hotels in London. As I watch them, lost in London, with little aim in life, of no importance, position, and in many cases, of little or no value to anyone, I imagine how different their lives might be, and how much happier they might be, if, by living in the country, they tried to bring amusement, culture and life into the villages." (This does tend to suggest the notion that villages don't already have any of the above...)
"Glorified" Workmen's Dwellings (GOP 1898)
How to furnish even the meanest of dwellings.
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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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