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Town of Penn-Craft, Penncraft, Fayette County, PA

Town of Penn-Craft, Penncraft, Fayette County, PA

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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



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Stanton, William Macy
American Friends Service Committee
America's Industrial Heritage Project (AIHP), sponsor
Ames, David, photographer
Mulrooney, Margaret M, historian
Hoaglund, Alison K, historian
Yang, Isabel, delineator




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