Village of Greenhills, Ohio, Fights Demolition of New Deal Housing

Preservationists in the Village of Greenhills, Ohio are working to save the town’s New Deal legacy. Located near Mill Creek Valley, the village was one of the three New Deal greenbelt towns built by the Resettlement Administration’s Division of Suburban Resettlement. The design of Greenhills resulted from the collaboration of town planners and principal architects Roland Want and F. Frank Cordner. A team of more than 150 people created the village. In 1950, the federal government divested itself of the property. Despite being designated a National Historic Landmark in 2016, the village has demolished multiple structures, accounting for 26 townhomes. Rumors are the village has more demolition planned. For more information contact [email protected].

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