Monday, May 13, 2013

1950 – 1959: I Only Have Eyes for You

The 1950s were an era of optimism, prosperity and consumerism. Hula hoops, drive-in theaters and televisions provided entertainment. Young servicemen continued to return from overseas and to start new families in new homes.  Mid-20th Century Modern homes included Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced ranch style houses along with modern versions of the traditional Cape Cod house.
The post-World War II baby boom (1946-1964) resulted in a huge surge in school construction.  Dating to the early 1950s, the modern copper tower of the Woodman Park School in Dover epitomizes confidence in a future promising peace and prosperity.  At the time, this was the largest elementary school in the state, built for approximately $1 million.

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