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How were houses built 100 years ago?
I'd love to know how houses were built a hundred years ago - at the turn of the century, prior to the first world war. Tools and materials. What power tools were available, what power tools were commonly used on a jobsite, what was still being done with hand tools, etc. What framing lumber was like, common framing and finish practises, etc. Were cranes, forklifts, etc. in use then?
Especially in the west coast / California region.
Would love any photos, links, insights, etc.
And for what its worth, especially as regards the work or Peter and John Hall, builders for Charles and Henry Greene of Pasadena.
"...craftsmanship is first & foremost an expression of the human spirit." - P. Korn