Mission Photograph Album - Cities #4 page 0079
Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church
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H7808 The first of three different stages of Home building by a Ford Motor
Company employee in the short space of 15 months. This home of a man,
wife, and 5 children at the time the Profit Sharing Plan went into effect.
He has been an employee of the company about 8 months. He had purchased a
lot upon which mostly mostly by his own hands he had erected this shack
after [regular] working hours. He was meeting a debt to Lumber Company by
paying $20 monthly
H7809 Second Home is an enlargement of the original shack by addition of 2
buildings join. The home now consists of 4 rooms without gas, electricity
or running water - not palatial, but considered improvement.
H7810 Third Home, October 1914. He traded the old property for the new
modern well appointed cottage [with], electricity, bath, etc. and valued at
$2800.00. He has paid up $1100.00 and a bank holds a mortgage for the
remaining $1700.00. This house has been furnished throughout with a good
grade of furniture and house furnishings which are nearly all paid for.
H7811 First home of employee, his wife, and 5 children. Imagine the life
of a mother endeavoring to bring 5 small children whose ages range from 7
months to 16 years through a winter in this shack. When the Profit Sharing
Plan was adopted, our investigator found this employee paying $5 monthly
for his home.
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