Apartment building at the Carl Mackley Houses, ca. 1935

These single-family apartments provided affordable housing for members of Philadelphia's working class during the Great Depression. Four of the buildings, of three stories, each contained 71 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, in six different layouts, above underground garages. Tenants paid rent of $9.45 per month which included heat, electricity, refrigeration, cooking fuel, and laundry facilities. Across the street was Juniata Park where residents could access picnic grounds, a golf course, play areas, and a ball park. 

Resource Identifier
Alfred Kastner papers, Collection No. 7350, Box 45, Record 12, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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