|Village Green by architect Reginald Johnson with Lewis Wilson, Edwin Merrill and Robert Alexander completed this Baldwin Hills Village between 1935 and 1942 during the Roosevelt administration. Clarence Stein, consulting architect, contributed to the planning and development of the site layout, which reflects an innovative and humanistic approach in community housing for the automobile age, the Radburn Plan.|
Location: 5300 Rodeo Road, Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles
|Wyvern Wood Housing was the first affordable public housing project in the Los Angeles area 1938 by architects David J. Wetmore and Loyal Watson. Location: East 8th Street + Soto + South Grande Vista in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles|
|William Mead Homes are 450 units of public housing on 15 acres 1942 designed by architects Walker + Eisen, Armando Monaco and Marsh Smith + Powell. Located at 1300 Cardinal + North Main Street + Elmyra Street. Downtown L.A., California|
|Mar Vista Tract cost efficient housing and modern architectural design developed 1947 by architects GregorY Ain, Joseph Johnson and Alfred Day around Moore, Meier and Beethoven Streets in West Los Angeles, California, United States of America|
|Lincoln Place is a wonderful modernist garden apartment complex 1950 by architects Ralph Vaughn + Heth Wharton located at Elkgrove and Rose Avenues along Lincoln Boulevard in Venice L.A. California
Tract housing is a development style in which multiple identical, or nearly identical, homes are built. Tracts are typically found in american suburbs. As a tract housing development only makes use of a few designs, labor costs are reduced because the builders need only learn the skills of constructing a single home design, which can be applied to the other tract homes in the development.
The materials used in the home are ordered in bulk, reducing materials costs. Components such as roof trusses are fabricated in factories and installed on site. These practices reduce the final price of the homes, and makes the developers very happy. Architect designed neighborhoods have changed the face of tract housing. While early tract houses were virtually identical, builders have managed to create an illusion of uniqueness in their neighborhoods: Two homes built next to each other might be identical in layout, but have different external facades.