TRACT HOUSING OF LOS ANGELES
VILLAGE GREEN 1935
Village Green by architects Reginald Johnson, Lewis Wilson, Edwin Merrill and Robert Alexander. The village was completed 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 is 5300 Rodeo Road, Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles.
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.
WYVERN WOOD HOUSING
This was one of the first affordable public housing projects in the Los Angeles area 1938 by architects Loyal Watson and David J. Wetmore.
Location is around Soto and East 8th Street and South Grande Vista in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.
The architecture of the Wyvern Wood Housing Project.