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Willow Run Trailer Court, February 1943

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Ann Arbor News, February 6, 1943
WILLOW RUN WAR APARTMENTS: Soon to be ready for occupancy by war workers are these portable "houses." They are the first of 480 "war apartments" that are being set up for operation by the Federal Public Housing Authority just north of the giant Ford bomber plant at Willow Run. The "war apartments" are also known as expansible trailers or expandible houses and are a new type of dwelling unit. Each one of the expansible houses will accommodate two two-person families, and 960 families will thus be housed in the settlement. The dwellings are laid out along streets which will be blacktopped, and sewer and lighting connections are provided by the FPHA. The grounds are to be landscaped, and each"house" will have siding at its base to conceal the 12 wooden posts on which it rests. The community will also be provided with eight buildings in which the wives can do their laundry. The expansible trailers are made by the Palace Travel Coach Corp. of Flint.

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