Town of Penn-Craft, Penncraft, Fayette County, PA
Written data includes location maps, site plans, & floor plans.
Significance: The Town of Penn-Craft was developed as part of a broad reaching effort of the New Deal era intended to relieve the dire economic rural conditions which existed in the 1930s. Unlike other government sponsored subsistence homesteads, Penn-Craft was initiated by a private agency, the American Friends Service Committee. As an experiment in environmental and social reform, the development of Penn-Craft was meant to improve the standard of living and enable home ownership through the design of practical small houses and the implementation of a landscape plan for rural communities.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-313
Survey number: HABS PA-5920
Building/structure dates: 1937- 1942 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1946 Subsequent Work