Posts tagged "Julia C. Lathrop Homes"

Will Lathrop Homes' spot on National Register of Historic Places save it from the bulldozer?

Will Lathrop Homes' spot on National Register of Historic Places save it from the bulldozer?
Lathrop Homes was public housing before public housing existed. Built in the late 1930s as a project of the Works Progress Administration during the depression, the low-rise brick buildings along the Chicago River don’t look like the massive concrete towers built decades later. The courtyard layout, complete with archways, decorative windows and stone medallions are... Read more »

Public housing, market-rate units, and the Lathrop Homes

Public housing, market-rate units, and the Lathrop Homes
Whether market-rate units are included in the mix at a restructured Julia C. Lathrop Homes, a public housing development on the city’s North Side, is expected to be one of the major issues that arises during an upcoming planning process about the site. The development, which hugs the east bank of the Chicago River on... Read more »