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Discover Historic New England: Quincy's WWI Housing Effort

  • Thomas Crane Public Library 40 Washington Street Quincy, MA, 02169 United States (map)

A recent gift of photographs to Historic New England help illustrate the story of a little-known World War I housing initiative. The images — 20 panoramic and 20 standard photographs — depict a construction site in Quincy, where, from October 1918 to March 1919, the United States Housing Corporation (USHC) erected more than 250 homes, many of which still exist today. The images document the U.S. government’s plan for the construction of well-designed communities around the country to house workers hired for arsenal and shipyard jobs.

Join Lorna Condon, senior curator of Library and Archives at Historic New England, for an illustrated talk focusing on the history of this housing initiative in Quincy and beyond.

This presentation will be accompanied by a local walk, led by Sally Owen on Saturday, August 24 starting at 6 p.m. Learn more details about the walk:

Co-sponsored by the Environmental Treasures program of the Quincy Park Department

Earlier Event: August 13
Monthly QDCC Meeting
Later Event: August 13
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting