A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 25, 2012
“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams”

William Arthur Ward (1921-1994) was a writer of much-quoted inspirational maxims. In the book, Thoughts of a Christian Optimist; The words of William Arthur Ward (1968), Ward wrote:

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”

Ward’s aphorism has been printed on many posters that have been displayed in many homes.


Wikipedia: William Arthur Ward
William Arthur Ward (1921–March 30, 1994), author of Fountains of Faith, is one of America’s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims.

More than 100 articles, poems and meditations written by Ward have been published in such magazines as Reader’s Digest, This Week, The Upper Room, Together, The Christian Advocate, The Adult Student, The Adult Teacher, The Christian Home, The Phi Delta Kappan, Science of Mind, The Methodist Layman, Sunshine, and Ideals.

His column Pertinent Proverbs has been featured in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and in numerous service club publications throughout the United States and abroad. He is one of the most frequently quoted writers in the pages of Quote, the international weekly digest for public speakers.

Google Books
Thoughts of a Christian Optimist;
The Words of William Arthur Ward

By William Arthur Ward
Anderson, SC: Droke House; distributed by Grosset and Dunlap, New York, NY
1968
Pg. 83:
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.

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Review and Herald:
Official organ of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Volume 147, Part 1
1970
Pg. 60:
“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams,” writes William Arthur Ward.

11 February 1970, Iowa City (IA) Press-Citizen, “A Chat With Pat,” pg. 7A, col. 7:
A house is made of walls and beams.
A home is built with love and dreams.

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How to List and Sell Real Estate
By Danielle Kennedy and Warren Jamison
Reston, VA: Reston Pub. Co.
1983
Pg. 96:
“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” —William Arthur Ward

Google News Archive
14 February 1994, The Daily Union (Junction City, KS), “Nuggets and Notions: Meaning of Love on Valentine’s Day” by Donna Martinson, pg. 6, col. 1:
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”

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June-July 1998, Log Home Design, pg. 58:
“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams. “ — Unknown

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Amish Proverbs:
Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life

By Suzanne Woods Fisher
Grand Rapids, MI: Revell
2010
Pg. 71:
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is made of love and dreams.

StockMarketsReview.com
A House is made of Walls and Beams; a Home is built with Love and Dreams
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Peace full and comfortable living is the key ingredients of healthy and sumptuous living.

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Relaxation For Dummies
By Shamash Alidina
Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
2012
Pg. 242:
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
Author Unknown

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Accused, Series Two, BBC One
The cast are excellent but Jimmy McGovern’s script struggles to transcend miserabilism-by-numbers

by Mark Sanderson Wednesday, 29 August 2012
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A kitschy picture hanging above the dying mother’s bed – the subject of an early close-up – burbles: “A house is made of walls and beams; A home is built with love and dreams”.

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