No heavy equipment – Mules, tractors and shovels built this ‘green’ town and provided jobs

Mules, tractors and shovels built this town

When construction started on the town, there was no heavy equipment to move the earth, only tractors and men with shovels and the project provided work for them.

The village of Greenhills, a greenbelt community in northern Hamilton County was built by the federal government as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. .

On 16 Dec 1935 the ceremonial first shovel of dirt was turned and construction began using workers from the WPA relief rolls – more than 2000 over 28 months.

 

Hayrake on farm near the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio photograph by Theodor Jung April 1936Hayrake on farm near the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio photograph by Theodor Jung April 1936

Hayrake on farm near the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio photograph by Theodor Jung April 1936Hayrake on farm near the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio photograph by Theodor Jung April 19362

Site of proposed home. Greenhills, Ohio March 1936 by Theodor JungSite of proposed home. Greenhills, Ohio March 1936 by Theodor Jung

View from top of barn. Greenhills, Ohio (Proposed site of houses in background) 1936 photographer Theodor Jung March 1936View from top of barn. Greenhills, Ohio (Proposed site of houses in background) 1936

 Construction work at administration building. Greenhills, Ohio March 1936 by Theodor JungConstruction work at administration building. Greenhills, Ohio March 1936 by Theodor Jung

Construction work at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by Theodor Jung March 1936 Construction work at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by Theodor Jung March 1936

Door of 100-year-old Marguard house at Greenhills project, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung March 1936Door of 100-year-old Marguard house at Greenhills project, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung March 1936

Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 1936Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 1936

Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 1936Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 19363

Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 1936Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 19364

Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 1936Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 19365

Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 1936Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 19362

Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 1936Surveying at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio by photographer Theodor Jung April 19366

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Grading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor JungGrading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor Jung

 

Grading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor JungGrading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor Jung2

Grading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor JungGrading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor Jung3

Grading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor JungGrading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor Jung4

Grading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor JungGrading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor Jung5

Grading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor JungGrading at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor Jung6

Construction at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor JungConstruction on the Greenhills project. Ohio 1936 brice martin Theodor Jung4

Construction at the Greenhills Project, Cincinnati, Ohio April 1936 by photographer Theodor JungConstruction on the Greenhills project. Ohio 1936 brice martin Theodor Jung5

 

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