Model Housing; Edmund G. Krimmel, M. Tilden, Jr., Edmund Purves, John Graham, Jr., Geo. W. Pepper, Jr., Kenneth Day, H. B. Register. Edmund G. Krimmel, Marmaduke Tilden, Jr., Edmund Purves, John Graham, Jr., George W. Pepper, Jr., Kenneth Day, H. Bartol Register.

Model Housing; Edmund G. Krimmel, M. Tilden, Jr., Edmund Purves, John Graham, Jr., Geo. W. Pepper, Jr., Kenneth Day, H. B. Register

Philadelphia: s.n., 1932. Pamphlet. [4] p.; 26 cm. No date of publication but refers to the "new Pennsylvania Suburban Station," which opened in 1930, and to an exhibition, possibly the Model Housing Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in March 1932. This pamphlet on model housing for "low wage earners" was produced by seven prominent architects, most with connections to Philadelphia. Edmund G. Krimmel (c.1895-1953) specialized in public housing projects and urban redevelopment in the Philadelphia area. He worked with H. Bartol Register (1886-1956) on the Highland Homes Development in Wayne, Pa., during World War Two. Register was part of the architectural firm Tilden, Register & Pepper, with Marmaduke Tilden, Jr. (1883-1957), and George W. Pepper, Jr. (1895-1949), from 1926 to 1936. John Graham, Jr. (1888-1957) was a project planner for new public housing for the U. S. Housing Authority. Kenneth Day (1901-1958) was a housing expert and partnered with Edmund Purves (1897-1964) for a few years. In this pamphlet they recommend clearing the "blighted areas" between Suburban Station and the Schuylkill River and along the Parkway and then locating "high-speed traffic lanes" below ground and new model housing above. One of many ambitious housing proposals that failed to find enough support in the 1930s in the United States. Scarce. In Very Good Condition: lightly creased; exterior (pages [1] and [4]) lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and solid. Very Good. Item #007315

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