Photo from New York Times
article on the opening of Hillside Homes
: "The Hillside Homes, the
largest PWA Project in East, covering five blocks on
the west side of the Boston Post Road from Eastchester to Wilson Avenue ...
were formally opened yesterday (June 29) by Governor Lehman and
representatives of the Federal, State, city and borough governments."
Speakers said, to a cheering crowd of 5000, that the homes "marked the end of
slums and unsanitary living conditions in the city". Paid for by a $5M PWA
loan... "no matter how high rents may soar in other sections of the city,
the rents in this project will never exceed the present rate of $11 per
room." Besides Gov. Lehman, speakers included Dwight L. Hoopingarner and
Charles Pynchon of the PWA. "Hillside Homes will eventually accommodate
1416 families. It is already occupied by 177 families and more are moving
in at the rate of twelve a day. The land on which the project is built
includes fourteen acres, five of which are covered by 108 four-story walk-up
buildings and four six-story elevator structures, while the remaining nine
are devoted to grdens, parks, playgrounds, terraces, and wading pools."
Opens Hillside Homes - Ceremonies at Huge PWA Project on Boston Road Attract
Throng of 5,000", New York Times, Sunday, June 30, 1935, pp.75,81.