BUILDING: A Look at 1941

Like most other big U. S. cities, Philadelphia is cursed with sleazy slum districts, talks much about the redemption of its blighted areas. Last week it heard news of redemption from an unusual source: the U. S. Navy. Announced by the Navy was a full-blown plan to build new homes for the families of 1,100 Navy Yard workers on a dreary South Philadelphia site near Twentieth Street and Packer Avenue. Cost of building will be paid out of a $100,000,000 Army-Navy building fund set up by Congress to provide homes for defense workers and members of the armed establishments.


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