Parkchester: Middle-Glass Houses

Beigel, Edgar
September 1941
New Republic;9/29/41, Vol. 105 Issue 13, p400
Focuses on middle-class housing development in New York City. Private investments in middle-class housing; Details of investments in different sectors; Role of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in housing development projects; Vision of Metropolitan's chairman, Frederick Ecker that housing development is a sound and conservative investment, a market for low-cost middle-class housing and a source of just as much goodwill for Metropolitan Life; Parkchester condominium as the only place in the United States where a large population of moderate income groups enjoy uniformly modern living conditions; Acceptance of the idea of planned residential community during the early thirties; Details of prices of different apartments of Parkchester; Information on interior designs; Details of age-groups living in Parkchester; Announcement that Metropolitan would construct two 2600-unit, two-story apartments in Los Angeles, California and San Francisco, California.


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