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Let Women Design Houses - The Evolution of Post WWII Suburbs

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Following years of Depression and War millions of housing units were needed.  The solution - build prefabricated homes.  Suburbia that we grew up knowing was born! Frustrations quickly arose with the functionality of the small homes.  The federal government turned to women for the answer.  Solutions proposed at the only Women’s Congress on Housing in 1956 changed the course of home design-changes that continue today to influence housing designs.  We will explore suburban development, 1950s housing, and the impact of the Congress on Housing.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

W&M Kaplan Arena

Kathleen Mullins 



Please read:  Reading: Suggested: Picture Windows, How the Suburbs Happened by Rosalyn Baxandall and Elizabeth Ewen. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson.



Registration Closes On
Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/8/2019 - 4/22/2019 Weekly - Mon 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Williamsburg, W&M Kaplan Arena  Map Kathleen Mullins