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Village Green by architects
Village Green in Los Angeles

Village Green in Baldwin Hills

Baldwin Hills in California

Baldwin Hills Village

Reginald Johnson, Lewis Wilson, Edwin Merrill and Robert Alexander. The village was completed between 1935 and 1942 during the Roosevelt administration. Clarence Stein, consulting architect, contributed to the planning and development of the site layout, which reflects an innovative and humanistic approach in community housing for the automobile age, the Radburn Plan. Location is 5300 Rodeo Road, Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles.

Wyvern Wood Housing
Wyvern Wood Housing Project

Wyvern Wood Buildings

Wyvern Wood at Soto Street

Wyvern Wood at Boyle Heights

was one of the first affordable public housing projects in the Los Angeles area 1938 by architects Loyal Watson and David J. Wetmore. Location: East 8th Street + Soto + South Grande Vista in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.

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William Mead Homes are
Mead Homes in Los Angeles

William Mead Homes

William Mead Homes

William Mead Homes

450 units of public housing on 15 acres designed 1942 by architects Walker & Eisen, Armando Monaco and Marsh Smith Powell. Located at 1300 Cardinal Street, North Main and Elmyra Streets. Downtown L.A., California.

Gregory Ain's Mar Vista Tract became the first post-war modern historic district in the City of Los Angeles HPOZ Historic Preservation Overlay Zone.
The Mar Vista Tract
Mar Vista Tract

Mar Vista in Los Angeles

Mar Vista Tract

Mar Vista Tract

means housing with a very modern architectural design developed 1947 by architects Gregory Ain with Joseph Johnson and Alfred Day around Moore Street, Meier and Beethoven Streets in West Los Angeles, United States of America, California. The average size of the houses was 1,100 square feet, unit sales price was about $12,000. Landcape designer Garrett Eckbo used a large number of Magnolia, Ficus trees and Melaleuca to create a park-like atmosphere.
Lincoln Place is one
Lincoln Place


Lincoln Place :: Modernist elements make each building and its surrounding courtyards visually unique

modernist garden apartment complex 1950 by architects Ralph Vaughn and Heth Wharton. About 800 rental units on 33 acres located at Elkgrove and Rose Avenues along Lincoln Boulevard in Venice. An intact example of the low and moderate income rental housing built in Los Angeles after WW II in response to a severe housing shortage.

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Lincoln Place
Tract housing is a development style in which multiple identical, or nearly identical, homes are built. Tracts are typically found in american suburbs. As a tract housing development only makes use of a few designs, labor costs are reduced because the builders need only learn the skills of constructing a single home design, which can be applied to the other tract homes in the development.