Kenfield Housing Project – Buffalo NY

Description

Buffalo, New York’s first public housing project, known as Kenfield, was located on what had previously been vacant land a few miles northeast of the city’s downtown. Federal Public Works Administration funds (Docket No. H-6703) supported the project’s construction.

The project spanned roughly the area bounded by (and surrounding) Langfield Drive up to Kensington Highway, between Suffolk St. and Eggert Rd.

ArtVoice reported in 2011 that the project was originally whites-only and contained 658 housing units.

Source notes

http://artvoice.com/issues/v10n25/art_scene/project_history

National Archives Record Group 135-SAR:
Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939”;
Box 14: New York State; Folder 13/14.

http://via.lib.harvard.edu/via/deliver/chunkDisplay?_collection=via&inoID=306918&recordNumber=1&chunkNumber=2&method=view&image=full&startChunkNum=0&endChunkNum=0&totalChunkCount=0

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 3, 2014.

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Location Info


Buffalo, NY

Coordinates: 42.931515, -78.805416

3 comments on “Kenfield Housing Project – Buffalo NY

  1. Jarrod stroud

    Where do I get application for 2 bedrooms

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