About half of the Foster neighborhood houses were built in the 50’s following the “Postwar Cape Cod” vernacular, more affectionately known as boxy little houses. These were affordable, attractive homes for the newly prosperous middle class at the time.
While the 50’s view of modernism hasn’t necessarily maintained it’s cutting edge appeal, there is one advantage they have over their 1920’s bungalow neighbors: Their roofs were basically made for solar power. Flat, long, uninterrupted surfaces pointed to the south is pretty much the perfect conditions for solar power.
Go Solar at the Community Tool Library
Saturday August 31st – 10am to Noon
9211 SE Ramona Street