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Laurel Homes project

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Ohio Federal Writers' Project


Caption reads "District #12, October 28, 1936. The scene of Laurel Homes project under construction by the P.W.A. branch of the Federal Government, which is erecting model homes to replace a vast area of unsightly slums occupied by Negroes in Cincinnati's west end. Photo by WPA Art Project's photographer". The Laurel Homes project was located on Lincoln Park Drive in Cincinnati, Ohio, between Linn Street and John Street, covering approximately 16 blocks. The buildings, designed by architects F.W. Garber and Associates, are three story, red brick buildings which were intended to be low rent apartments which would accommodate about 1039 families.
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