Title: The Ida B. Wells Low-Cost Housing Project In Chicago
Author(s): Carl A. Metz
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 461-472
Records principal elements of design and construction of a low-cost housing group of 125 buildings of fireproof construction in Chicago - 1662 dwelling units, 6901 rooms at a cost per room of $990. Reinforced concrete frame construction was used rather than masonry bearing walls and the reasons are Floors are clay tile filler and concrete with clay tile soffits and 2 in. concrete top slab.