Asbestos wall board was used in building this town
The photographs below reveal that asbestos wall board was used in building this town in Ohio.
The men working on the Greenhills Resettlement project in 1937 were exposed to asbestos. I wonder if they became ill later and if the wallboard has been removed. Greenhills alone cost $11.5 million, which included purchasing 5,360 acres of land in Springfield Township. About 3,300 workers spent 4.3 million man-hours constructing the town, and many of them became its first residents.
Photojournalist, Russell Lee, visited the Greenhills project in February 1937 and took the following pictures of construction.
Beginning the construction of houses. Greenhills, Ohio
Asbestos board house. (When they thought asbestos was safe) Greenhills, Ohio Feb. 1937
A two-family asbestos board house. Greenhills, Ohio
A group of houses at the Greenhills project. Ohio. These buildings have asbestos board siding
House nearing completion. Greenhills, Ohio Dec, 1936 by photographer Brice Martin
Construction on Greenhills project, Ohio Dec, 1936 by photographer Brice Martin
Mixing wall plaster for a Greenhills, Ohio, house
Man plastering wall in Greenhills, Ohio house
Houses under construction at Greenhills project near Cincinnati, Ohio
Using the level to lay cinder blocks. Ohio
Laying brick. Greenhills project, Ohio
Men working on flashing of chimney. Greenhills, Ohio
Workmen soldering metal trim on roof. Greenhills, Ohio
Pile of soil pipe. Greenhills, Ohio Feb. 1937 and old cars
Laying a hardwood floor. Greenhills project, Ohio Feb. 1937
Installing wallboard in a house. Greenhills project, Ohio Feb. 1937
Installing wallboard in a house at the Greenhills project, Ohio. Note sound proofing and insulation
Plumbers at work in the basement of a house on the Greenhills project, Ohio
View of the Greenhills project, Ohio Feb. 1937
House under construction at Greenhills, Ohio
Aerial view of Greenhills, Ohio in January 1938
Workmen going home from work. Greenhills, Ohio Feb. 1937
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