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The Homecoming Home, Floor Plan and Interior Elevations

A work made of pencil on tracing paper.

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  • A work made of pencil on tracing paper.




Lloyd Morgan Yost
American, 1908–1922

About this artwork

L. Morgan Yost was a Chicago architect and editor of Small Homes Guide, a magazine for the general public that was published by the National Homebuilders Bureau during World War II. The model residences featured in this journal were compact houses with modern appliances and layouts that often featured descriptive names like the “Homecoming Home” and “Homes for our Children” alongside images of happy couples and families. Emphasizing the patriotic vision of American homeownership promoted by the Guide, Yost described how his work “did a lot to encourage [soldiers] to dream about life when the war was over and they would come home.”


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Architecture and Design


Lloyd Morgan Yost (Architect)


The Homecoming Home, Floor Plan and Interior Elevations


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Pencil on tracing paper


Approx.: 45.5 × 62.5 cm (17 15/16 × 24 5/8 in.)

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Gift of Lloyd Morgan Yost 1985

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