From Tenements to the Taylor Homes

From Tenements to the Taylor Homes

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Authored by prominent scholars, the twelve essays in this volume use the historical perspective to explore American urban housing policy as it unfolded from the late nineteenth through the twentieth centuries. Focusing on the enduring quest of policy makers to restore urban community, the essays examine such topics as the war against the slums, planned suburbs for workers, the rise of government-aided and built housing during the Great Depression, the impact of posta€“World War II renewal policies, and the retreat from public housing in the Nixon, Carter, and Reagan years.a€œStatement by Secretary Hoover for Christian Science Monitor, a€ March 25, 1925, Building and Housing, Commerce Papers, HHPL. In addition to sponsoring home exhibitions, the national Better Homes office distributed homeownership manuals and ... Marie Meloney, a€œBetter Homes in America, a€ The Delineator (September 1922): 2; Edwin Brown to Mr. Clarence T ... Kohler, Wisconsin, showed model Better Homes until 1958, sixteen years after the demise of the national movement .

Title:From Tenements to the Taylor Homes
Author:John F. Bauman, Roger Biles, Kristin M. Szylvian
Publisher:Penn State Press - 2000-08-15


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