La Salle Place – Louisville KY

Description

La Salle Place is a 210 unit low income housing project that was one of 50 slum clearance and low income housing projects nationwide. It covers over 14 acres, cost $1,200,000 and was built on empty land.

It was built for unskilled workers of nearby tobacco and motor factories of Louisville. The buildings were designed to be oriented away from the industries to the north toward the prevailing winds from the southwest. The facility is heated by a central unit. Each came with electric light, refrigeration, gas for cooking, and a rear-yard garden. E. T. Hutchings was the chief architect, The project was sponsored by the Louisville Advisory Committee and approved September 30, 1935

Source notes

Architectural Forum 1936
Urban Housing: The Story of the P.W.A. Housing Division 1933-1936

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on March 4, 2022.

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Location Info


1841 La Salle Pl,
Louisville, KY 40210

Coordinates: 38.223635, -85.78971

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