In September of 1914, the Salem Rebuilding Trust was formed to assist disaster victimes with the rebuilding of their homes. The mandate of the trust was to find a way to build low-cost housing - no more than $3,000 for a single-family home or $5,000 for a two-family home. Kilham & Hopkins, an architectural firm from Boston, was hired to build homes on land purchased by the trust. The gambrel pictured in this image was typical of the homes built by the trust; it was a two-family home built in brick with a green slate roof and dormer windows. The Winterthur Portfolio, Spring 1987 issue, includes floor plans for this home.
Affordable housing; City planning; Disaster victims; Residences; Redevelopment, Urban; Salem Rebuilding Trust (Salem, Mass.)
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