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Construction of Amos Washington Subdivision in Ypsilanti, June 1954

Construction of Amos Washington Subdivision in Ypsilanti, June 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 25, 1954
Caption
Work on the new Amos Washington subdivision in Ypsilanti is progressing rapidly, with the first families expected to move into some of the three-bedroom homes before August 1. About 15 of the 22 houses planned are already built (left and center). The new homes, designed for purchase by Negro families with FHA or GI financing, are laid out along a new street--Burton Ct.--running north from Harriet St. and just opposite Harriet Elementary School.

New Homes in Ypsilanti's South Side, August 1953

New Homes in Ypsilanti's South Side, August 1953 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 22, 1953
Caption
OASIS IN A DESERT: In the heart of Ypsilanti's south side slum area are new homes such as this on Jefferson Ave. Private capital and contractors are responsible for these improvements.

Substandard Housing in Ypsilanti's South Side, August 1953

Substandard Housing in Ypsilanti's South Side, August 1953 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 22, 1953
Caption
BLIGHT OF A COUNTY: Slum dwellings such as this on Ypsilanti's south side are havens for disease and potential fire. The area is pocked with burned out ruins of houses of this type.

Installation of Water and Sewer Mains for Amos Washington Subdivision, March 1954

Installation of Water and Sewer Mains for Amos Washington Subdivision, March 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 17, 1954
Caption
Service Installations Under Way: Installation of city water and sewer mains is well under way in the area south of Ainsworth Circle and north of Harriet St. in Ypsilanti. The Prospect Construction Co. of Detroit plans to erect 22 homes on a new street in a subdivision named in honor of Amos Washington, city housing director. The plan has been approved by the Ypsilanti City Council.

Harriet Center Construction Is Under Way

Harriet Center Construction Is Under Way image
Parent Issue
Day
31
Month
August
Year
1993
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