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Haskell Homes Park stems housing shortage

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-25T15:58:20Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-25T15:58:20Z
dc.date.issued 1943-00-00
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.willardlibrary.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/1000000588
dc.description The federal government's Haskell Homes trailer park accommodated about 125 people in 25 trailers, according to a July 28, 1943, story in the Enquirer and News, with 45 more trailers available and another 80 mobile homes planned. The mobile homes were to accommodate "in-migrant war workers and civilian employees of Fort Custer, Kellogg Field and Percy Jones General hospital." Eventually, these families would move into a "temporary" housing project at Haskell Avenue and Hubbard Street. By 1960, the city would confront what the Enquirer called a "civic crisis" of relocating families who lived in the substandard housing. en_US
dc.format.medium 4x5 BW negative
dc.subject fort custer army military housing WWII en_US
dc.title Haskell Homes Park stems housing shortage en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.description.envelope HASKELL HOMES PARK
dc.description.photographer Enquirer and News
dc.description.taxonomy Geographic|Battle Creek Area Places|Battle Creek Neighborhoods en_US

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