This Month in Real Estate History- October

110210“Television is here to stay,” the National Real Estate Journal noted in October of 1953.  “Chances are high that your best prospective buyers either have a set or plan to invest in one soon.”  Accepting that reality the Journal looked at modern American house in 1953 and asked, “Where to put TV?”

The Journal observed that a television can be placed on a perch or turntable, or as part of a single piece of furniture also including a radio and record player.  However placed, “in each (case) the screen is out of the way, yet is placed conveniently for best viewing.”

Here are some image suggestions from the article:


  1. I wonder how many more years before the TV is replaced by the computer in the family room…..