Title/Object Name: World War II Housing for Defense Workers
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1954
Physical Details: 4 x 5 inches
Description: View of housing units in either Planeview or Beechwood, two of three developments built by the Federal Public Housing Authority during World War II. The first, Hilltop Manor, was constructed in 1941. Planeview and Beechwood, plus a Trailer Park, were built by 1943 as Wichita struggled to provide adequate and wholesome homes for the thousands of workers arriving in the city to work in the aircraft industry. The government designed these ‘minimal houses’ as four-rooms-with-bath units in structures for single- or multiple-families.
Keywords: Wichita, aviation, military, public services, residences, street scenes, WW II, apartments.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Date Digital: 2003