From the archives, 1950: EC design for modern living
This excerpt is from an article that first appeared in the Stars and Stripes European edition, Feb. 19, 1950.
Spring cleaning time is coming up and the ancient wish of housewives to "leave this grubby place and start in with a new house" may be more than idle dreaming this year.
For Army and Air Force housing projects are in the mill, and the end of the critical housing shortage is in sight, at least to keen-eyed architects. EUCOM engineer division officials say the units under way, either built entirely new or converted and rehabilitated from kasernes. former displaced-persons camps and war-damaged structures, and other projects contemplated "as funds become available," will take the desperation out of the plea: "But where am I going to get a house for my family?"
Almost daily now families are moving into some of the 962 units under construction by the Army or the 1,445 under USAFE construction. All new construction now under way will be completed by June .
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