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These innovative housing designs from 1935 would rival many ‘Green Housing’ designs today!

Greenbelt towns would rival ‘Green Projects’ today In the midst of The Great Depression, a New Deal program called the Greenbelt Town program, built a series of highly rational garden cities that would rival “Green projects” today. Only three small projects were built. Greenhills, Ohio is one of only three “Greenbelt Towns” built in the […]

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[vintage pictures] Some towns in the United States were declared unconstitutional in the late 1940s &50s

Towns were declared unconstitutional Some towns that had their start during the Depression Era were declared socialistic and unconstitutional in the 1940s and 1950s era when the anti-socialists were influencing American politics.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created a program to build new suburban communities as part of his New Deal plans for the country. The overseeing […]

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Circleville, Ohio – Displaced Farmers in 1938 had to live in shanty towns called Hoovervilles [vintage photographs]

As farms were foreclosed on during the Great Depression, many farmers around the town of Circleville found themselves having to live in the shanty town of  Hooverville as well. See larger image Additional Images: Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past (Paperback) By (author):  Causey, Donna R List Price: $12.77 […]

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Circleville, Ohio [vintage pics] – “the other side of the tracks” – Hooverville 1938

The town of Circleville, Ohio had difficulty housing many of the farmers of foreclosed homes in town. Consequently,  shanty towns built by homeless people sprang up on the outskirts of town and were promptly named Hooverville as were many other shantytowns were named throughout the country. The towns were named after President Herbert Hoover who […]