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Drawings by Mail

A Drinking Fountain


Asphaltum Pavement

The American Institute of Architects

A Glance at the Character of their Work, and its Influence upon the Growth of American Art

By C. Powell Karr

How not to do It

St. James' Rectory, Fordham, N. Y.

An Eighteen Hundred Dollar Cottage

A Dwelling of Moderate Cost at Rutherford, N. J.

Decorative Painting

New Crematory in Paris

Invisible Nails

Health in Schools

Composition for Making Artificial Marble

A Note on Watering Potted Plants

To Imitate Ground Glass

Stained Glass Substitutes

Specifications for Plumbing, Gas, and Natural Gas Fitting

By L. O. Danse

A City Residence

Petroleum V. Nasby on Socialism

House to House Inspection

Brickmaking under New Condition

A Dwelling at Springfield, Mass.

Distempering Ceilings

A Cottage at Halifax, N. S.

Concrete Floor

Air in Greenhouses

Advantages of Low Ceilings

A New Leveling Instrument

The Tehuantepec Ship Railway

Removal of Snow from Streets

A $2,200 Residence at Detroit, Mich.

How to Grow Large Potatoes

The Grecian Architectural Style

By N. Clifford Ricker

New Roofing or Staging Bracket

By Henry E. Tolman

Combined Hammer and Planer

By Charles F. Brent and Alfred Lang

Adamant—A New Invention

A New Method of Glazing Sash

By Peter Henderson

The Bee's Sting a useful Tool

Sandpapering and Polishing Machine

Paris Cement

Design for a Tomb

How to Measure Bridge Deflection

How to Darken Oak

Home Furnishing

Brick Pavements


Measurement of Brickwork and Masonry

Cleaning Waste Pipes

Carved Design in Boxwood

A Lumber Roller

Tile Roofs

Carved Oak Room

Trade Surveys

Egyptian Bricks

Gliding on Glass

A Residence of Moderate Cost

Ten Mile Cannon

Royal Society Medals

A Convenient and Certain Mode for Tempering Steel

Architectural Charges for Professional Practice

A New India Rubber

First Congregational Church, Minneapolis

The Coloring of Metals

A Hall Screen

Weathering Stone

How to make Paper Roses

Two Dwellings of Moderate Cost

Hemlock Lumber.—Southern Furniture Factories

Rosewood Stain

Mantelpieces from Old Dublin

Cross of Wheat and Rye

Coverings for Hot Air and other Pipes

The Greatest of Great Walls

Errors in Planning Houses

A $1,500 Cottage

By W. H. Harvey

Laundry Hints

Apparatus for Painting Shingles

By Clifford I. Millard

A New Cement from Slag

Gas Lamps for Lighting Large Spaces

Spontaneous Combustion of Wood

The Narrowest Houses in New York

By John M. Page

A Large Casting

Anti-Magnetic Shields for Watches

Notes and Queries

Hints to Correspondents


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Confronting Common Wisdom