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Design of Hausmann Residence Rated Among First 20 in Nation

A check for $1000 was presented to D.E. Winkworth of Monroe as one of the major prize winners in the New American home building contest sponsored by the General Electric Company. The presentation was made Friday afternoon by Mayor Daniel A. Knaggs on behalf of the company, the ceremony being held in front of the F.J. Hausmann home at 425 Scottwood drive. The house was designed by Mr. Winkworth and entered by him last December in the prize contest.

Participating in the presentation ceremony were H.P. Johnson of Ann Arbor, C.G. Parmalee of Detroit and H.J. Lunny, also of Detroit, distributors and officials of the sponsoring organization and Mr. Hausmann and William J. Fitzgerald of Monroe.

Mr. Winkworth designed the Hausmann home to take advantage of all present electrical equipment and that fact bulked large in the award of the prize to the local man. Entries were received from 40 to the 48 states. A committee of five architects, designers and housing representatives elected 20 homes which in their opinion most nearly met the ten specifications on which the contest was based. Each of the winners received $1000 prizes and Mr. Winkworth's is one of four going to Michigan men. It is the first of the Michigan awards to be made.

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Monroe Evening News, March 4, 1939, p3 c4

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