chapter  5
Functional Living Spaces
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The houses of the ASHSB were designed for the majority of Americans-most of whom did not have servants. Thus, service spaces responded to the needs of the homemaker of the 1920s and 1930s. These functional spaces included kitchens, laundry areas, closets for cleaning supplies and equipment such as brooms, linen closets, and other storage areas. Typically, many of the services were located in the basement, including laundry, fuel storage, heater/boilers, and vegetable storage. Thought was also given to service areas, such as the kitchen that at the time needed to accommodate ice delivery for the ice box (later refrigerator).