Norwayne Subdivision
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 42° 17.604 W 083° 21.306
17T E 305849 N 4685039
Quick Description: Located in front of Jefferson-Barnes Elementary. There is a shoulder on the road to park in front of the marker.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2015 5:43:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMN895
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
In 1942, the National Housing Agency designed and built the Norwayne Subdivision to provide rental housing for nearby WWII defense factory workers. It cost $12 million dollars and was then the largest public housing project in the Detroit area. Norwayne was home to employees of the Willow Run Bomber Plant. Bendix Aviation Corporation. Stinson Aircraft Corporation, and Wayne County Asylum. It included two elementary schools, a shopping plaza, a fire station and a church. The schools offered daycare facilities for children whose mothers worked at the defense factories. Twenty-three bus routes provided large scale public transportation in the face of wartime gas rationing.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: S0730

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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