These 10 Houses In Idaho From The 1930s Will Open Your Eyes To A Different Time
Last month, we featured an article that showed photographs about what
life looked like in Idaho during the 1930s. It was a fascinating look into our state’s past. But what about where people lived? Houses are a fascinating way of keeping track of eras. These 10 houses from the 1930s look a lot different than the kind of houses that are popular today. They certainly didn’t contain many luxuries. Take a look at these historic photographs and see for yourself just how much things have changed.
1. It looks like this family lived in a pretty humble home, but you can tell by their smiles that they're pretty happy!
2. This photo of a small farm in Oneida County really reflects how prominent the rural lifestyle was in Idaho during this time period.
3. Now this was the original "tiny home"! This small abode was the home of a self-help sawmill co-op member in Ola.
4. This home in Shelley, Idaho doesn't look much different than many homes you see today. Do you think it's still standing?
5. At the time this house was photographed in Caldwell, the town was the center of pea, sugar beet, onion, fruit, and dairy production.
6. A woman and her child photographed in a typical 1930s kitchen somewhere in Ola, Idaho. Kitchens really have changed a lot since then.
7. A husband and wife (Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wagoner) photographed in their living room. They were farmers on the Black Canyon Project in Canyon County.
8. This house was photographed in Sandpoint in 1939. It's likely that the family who lived here was significantly affected by the closing of the Humbird Lumber Company in 1930.
9. This is another photo of a Sandpoint home in 1939. During this time many families that were dependent on the mill were forced to go back to small stump farming.
10. In Caldwell, many farm workers at the Farm Security Administration camp lived in houses like this one.
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