The National Public Housing Museum
is now virtual!
Click the link below for a post release of the Oct. 19 scan reveal
NPHM_UoB_Oct_19_Post_Release.pdf (128 KB)
Opening in 2013
The National Public Housing Museum is the first cultural institution in the United States dedicated to interpreting the American experience in public housing. The Museum draws on the power of place and memory to illuminate the resilience of poor and working class families of every race and ethnicity to realize the promise of America.
Images: Left: Children play in 1952 at Loomis Courts. Breezeways were called "sidewalks in the air" by the Chicago Housing Authority. Photograph by Harry Callahan
Right: The animal court at the Jane Addams Homes during the early 1950s. Statues by artist Edgar Miller are now being conserved. Photograph from the Chicago Housing Authority Archive