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Aluminum City Terrace, East Hill Drive, New Kensington, Westmoreland County, PA

Aluminum City Terrace, East Hill Drive, New Kensington, Westmoreland County, PA

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Summary

See also HAER PA-343 for related documentation. Includes written data.
Significance: Aluminum City Terrace, the only housing project in America designed by world-renowned architects Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, was built by the federal government to house defense workers during World War II. The Terrace was the first defense housing development sold under the federal government's Mutual Home Ownership Plan and continues to operate as a successful cooperative.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N766
Survey number: HAER PA-302
Building/structure dates: 1941- 1942 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1965 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Gropius, Walter
Breuer, Marcel
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Location

New Kensington (Pa.)40.57116, -79.73607
Google Map of 40.5711602, -79.73606989999999
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