TRACT HOUSING IN LOS ANGELES
WILLIAM MEAD HOMES 1942
Near Chinatown 450 units of affordable public housing on 15 acres designed 1942 by architects Walker & Eisen, Armando Monaco and Marsh Smith Powell.
1300 Cardinal Street, North Main and Elmyra Streets.
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.
MAR VISTA TRACT
This buildings have a very modern architectural design developed 1947 by architects Gregory Ain with Joseph Johnson and Alfred Day.
Location is 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.
Modernist garden apartment complex 1950 by architects Ralph Vaughn and Heth Wharton. 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.
About 800 rental units on 33 acres located at Elkgrove and Rose Avenues along Lincoln Boulevard in Venice.
Modernist elements make each building and its surrounding courtyards visually unique.