"I" ROW HOUSE - 1 BDR
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PLANNED AS 8-PLEXES, THESE WERE NOT BUILT;
THE PREFAB HOUSES REPLACED THEM.
One Bedroom ~ One Bathroom
Approx. 551 sq. ft.
8 Structures ~ 64 Apartments
Contractor: Atkinson & Jones Construction Co., San Francisco, CA & Charlotte, NC
Narrative from the general building [November 1943]
The "I" house is a single story 8 unit building of single bedroom apartments. The problem of
planning here was slightly different from any of the [other] houses. The type of occupancy
will be restricted of course to families of two; couples who are young, older people who may
desire to avoid the burdens of housekeeping, or perhaps congenial people both of whom may
desire to engage in some occupational activity. The planners felt an arrangement definitely
smaller and easier to maintain would be needed for this group.
These units follow a plan found in moderate sized apartments. They consist of living room, 12' 6" x 14' 6", a bedroom 10' 4" x 12' 2", a kitchenette which opens into the living room (with only a screen wall to hide the cabinets), and a bath with shower stall, lavatory and water closet. The bedrooms have a closet alcove and each apartment has a good sized closet locker for general storage. Each
building is heated by a separate furnace unit which will be serviced. Thus, the tenants are
free from most of the responsibilities of upkeep and should be able to maintain the apartment
with a minimum of effort. all except the end apartments in this arrangement have two party
walls. The bedrooms must depend on cross ventilation through the house. This is better
provided for in the arrangement of the living room kitchen. The small entry ways to each two
apartments are, of course, shared, but each unit has it's own rear door opening off the
The plan is ingenious for its type, and very straight forward and simply worked out. The site
planners have referred to it as row housing, which indeed it is, being the most like the now
familiar defense housing types. It is also referred to as the single bedroom apartments, but is
officially designated on the 100 foot scale map plan as type "I", The use of this type of
restricted in the present population scheme, but may be drawn on much more heavily if the
project requires quick expansion.*
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