The Ida B. Wells Low-Cost Housing Project In Chicago

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Title: The Ida B. Wells Low-Cost Housing Project In Chicago

Author(s): Carl A. Metz

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 37

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 461-472

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1941

Abstract:
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.