Chicago: Coronet, 1937. Item #025533
6 pages mimeographed, sent from Coronet Magazine (originally published June 1937) in original mailing envelope from Coronet. Accompanied with A.B. Lee's, Houses of Earth; an illustrated booklet on how to build rammed earth houses. 32 page booklet expands on Coronet article. Article was sent to William B. Wade who was the chief draftsman in the late 1930's and early 1940's for the firm of Edwards and Plunkett (one of five architectural firms in Santa Barbara in 1938). William Albert Edwards formed the firm of Edwards and Plunkett in 1928. Rammed earth is an ancient building technique that is ideally suited to a desert climate. Rammed earth walls are built by compacting a soil-cement mixture into a forming system. The final result is a beautifully striated natural wall system.