Structure Type: built works - dwellings - housing - affordable housing

Designers: Southeast Housing Architects, Associated (firm); Welton David Becket (architect); Ralph D. Cornell (landscape architect); Gordon Bernie Kaufmann (architect); Richard Josef Neutra (architect); Paul Revere Williams (architect); Walter Charles Wurdeman (architect)

Dates: constructed 1940-1941

1801 East 53rd Street
Vernon, CA 90058-3315

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In July 1940, Paul R. Williams, Adrian Wilson, Gordon B. Kaufmann, Richard Neutra, Walter Wurdeman and Welton D. Becket collaborated on the design of this public housing project set on a 17-acre parcel bordering 51st Street in Los Angeles, CA; their war-time association was known as "Southeast Housing Architects, Associated." Ralph D. Cornell served as the Landscape Architect for Pueblo del Rio.

Just before World War II, a number of public housing developments were built throughout the Pacific Coast, some of which were meant to house defense workers at nearby factories.

Author(s): Jones, Frederick W. Title: Pueblo del Rio : Los Angeles' most recent housing project / Source: Architect and engineer 1942 Sept., v. 150, p. 11-21 Details: ill. Language: In English. Abstract: Built by southeast housing architects, associated: Paul R. Williams, chief architect; Richard J. Neutra, Adrian Wilson, Walter Wurdeman, Welton Becket and Gordon B. Kaufmann. Landscape architect, Ralph D. Cornell.

PCAD id: 3840