Mrs. Bella Iveson outside her home at 111 Washington Ave

Mrs. Bella Iveson outside her home at 111 Washington Ave
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Street Address
111 Washington Ave
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Philadelphia Record
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Caption reads: OCCUPYING the nearer of this pair of bandbox houses (three rooms, one over the other) are Mrs. Bella Iveson, 30, a recent widow; her three children and mother. The house (on Washington Ave. near Front st.) and almost 400 other structures- 335 dwellings (housing 383 families), of which 245 are unsafe and unsanitary- are to be demolished to make way for Philadelphia Housing Authority's $5,500,00 low-rental housing project in the area bounded roughly by Catharine and 2d sts. And Washington and Delaware aves. With most of the 1600 residents, Mrs. Iveson, who has spent most of her life in the neighborhood welcomes the project, hopes to be one of its new tenants. It is designed to furnish 950 families (3800 persons) with modern housing. It will be open, under present plans, to families with less than $1000 annual income.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Record Photograph Collection (V7: 2902 / 1938-1940 / Old Swede's Housing Project)
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