Erie City, Erie County, PA

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The HOUSING COMMUNITY [1], on W. 12th St., at Lincoln Ave., was erected in 1917-18 by the United States Government for World War industrial workers, in its first attempt to house people in the lower income brackets. It is a collection of 2-story, stuccoed houses. Often referred to as "Hollywood," it is a community covering two city blocks extending southward through 13th and 14th Sts. and one side of 15th St. The group, slightly romantic in design, is influenced by the early city developments in England.

  1. Erie County Unit of the Federal Writers' Project, of the Works Progress Administration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Erie: A Guide to the City and County, William Penn Association, 1938, Philadelphia

Nearby Neighborhoods

Street Names
13th Street West • 14th Street West • 15th Street West • Lincoln Avenue


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