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San Diego housing addition, Corpus Christi, 1949
Identifier: e_rl_13918_0005
Title: San Diego housing addition, Corpus Christi, 1949
Description: G. H. Swartner, builder of the original 120 units in San Diego addition, did some landscaping and furnished seed to the buyers. He also sponsored a landscaping, garden and lawn contest. In 1949 he guessed that the majority of the San Diego home owners were employed at the Naval Air Station; he further said that the turnover in ownership had been below the average for this price-range house. He believes that there is a profitable market for such houses among the Latin-Americans if the monthly payments are not more than $25 or $30. Swartner also said that a main difficulty in this type of building is that the Latin-American has not a credit rating and has little conception of long-term credit culture. The outside venetian blinds, seen on many houses in this addition, were added in the summer of 1948 by the home-owners; the entire addition showed excellent home maintenance and improvement. Corpus Christi, Texas.
City: Corpus Christi
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1949
Creator: Lee (Russell Werner)
Source: Lee (Russell) Photograph Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: © Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 3Y183
Folder: left
Format: Film negative
Subject: Houses
Mexican Americans