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 16, 2017
“A house is made of wood and stone, but only love can make a home”

"A house is made of wood and stone, but only love can make a home” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “Houses are made of wood and stone, But Homes are made of Love alone” was printed in a 1956 newspaper. “Houses are made of wood and stone, but only love can make a home” was printed in a 1973 newspaper. Authorship is unknown.

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


14 November 1956, Moberly Monitor-Index and Moberly Evening Democrat (Moberly, MO), pg. 5, col. 1 ad: 
Houses are made
Of wood and stone,
But Homes are made
Of Love alone.
(An ad for “Bibles for Christmas.”—ed.)

27 June 1973, Waco )TX) News-Tribune, “Baylor Dorm Council Honors Dallas Woman” by Frances Carrington, pg. 11-A, col. 5:
Although interior decoration of homes is important to her, Mrs. Crowley wrote in her book: “Houses are made of wood and stone, but only love can make a home.”

25 February 1979, The Sun (Baltimore, MD), “When soup’s on, whole family gathers in Pascal’s kitchen” by Nana Whalen, pg. AL8, col. 1:
The quotation hangs in Nancy Pascal’s kitchen. “A house is made of wood and stone, but a home is made of love alone.”

Google Books
Parents and Family: High School Group Study:
Help teens become their best at home!

By Jim Burns
Ventura, CA: Gospel Light
2010
Pg. 100:
A house is made of wood and stone; A home is made of love alone.

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Good Taste:
Simple, Delicious Recipes for Family and Friends

By Jane Green
New York, NY: New American Library
2015
Pg. ?:
A HOUSE IS MADE OF WOOD AND STONE. BUT HOMES ARE MADE OF LOVE ALONE.
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