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Gregory Ain: Community Homes Inc. (Reseda, Calif.)
Ain, Gregory (1908-1988), architect
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1948
Publication Information
Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara
Contributing Institution
UC Santa Barbara, Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design and Architecture Museum
Gregory Ain (1908-1988): Housing
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The unbuilt Community Homes project, slated for Reseda, Calif,, included a shopping center, school, parkland, and 16 blocks of homes. Ain partnered with Garrett Eckbo, Simon Eisner, and Reginald D. Johnson to design the housing tract. This housing project was controversial due to its focus on community, the Federal Housing Authority refused to approve the plans because it was to be a racially integrated housing tract, and Ain was investigated by the FBI for possible communist sympathies.
Southern California Architecture California Modern Architecture
Reseda, Calif.
San Fernando Valley, Calif.
Gregory Ain papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
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