Workers' Paradise: The Forgotten Communities of World War I

This project concerns revealing and documenting the rapidly vanishing, unique, and scarcely known housing projects and neighborhoods that were designed and constructed all over the country by the United States Government during World War I. The purpose of this research is to: First, to expose this remarkable national endeavor, the people behind it and the neighborhoods that were built; second, to document and catalog all existing structures and communities built; and third, to interpret the role this program played in the formation of city design and development in following years.