Washington, D.C. Housing Co-ops: A History

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For one hundred years, housing cooperatives in various sizes and shapes have been a positive part of the urban landscape of Washington, D.C. Co-ops first arose in the city in the 1920s. Building slowed during the Great Depression, but their numbers expanded after World War II. Conversions expanded their numbers, and the model thrived and became a vital part of the city’s fabric. Local historian Steve McKevitt tells the stories of the architecture and development of each District co-op with both historic and modern images.
ISBN: 9781467146234
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Images: 60
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Steve McKevitt lives in a mid-size co-op in Adams Morgan. He is proud to be a native Washingtonian. Now retired, he explores the many aspects of Washington’s civic and cultural history. Steve is a board member of the D.C. Cooperative Housing Coalition and also belongs to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Steve is a strong believer in the concept of housing cooperatives and considers them good for a city’s environment and good homes for city residents.
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