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Easter Hill Village, Building No. 19, West side of South Twenty-Sixth Street, north of Hinkley Avenue, Richmond, Contra Costa County, CA

Easter Hill Village, Building No. 19, West side of South Twenty-Sixth Street, north of Hinkley Avenue, Richmond, Contra Costa County, CA

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Summary

Significance: Easter Hill Village has been determined eligible for the National Register under Criteria A because of its local significance as part of the effort to address the critical post-WWII housing shortage in Richmond. It was the most significant public effort to provide affordable permanent housing for many families displaced by demolition of temporary war housing. Easter Hill Village is eligible under Criteria C because it had significant influence on the design of multi-unit housing. It was the first multi-unit residential development to combine the twin themes of the planned unit development with the individuation of units. The design was also unique for its time in the care given to integrating a multi-unit residential development to its site. The design of Easter Hill Village had at least statewide, if not national significance and influence.
Survey number: HABS CA-2783-L
Building/structure dates: 1954 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 2004 Demolished

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Hardison, Donald, architect
DeMars, Vernon, architect
Halprin, Laurence, architect
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Location

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Source

Library of Congress
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