Article ID: CBB001200583

Concrete in the Steel City (2012)

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The article discusses the founding of Gary, Indiana, and the construction of homes made of concrete for steel workers there that were based on an original design by the late U.S. inventor Thomas A. Edison. The article discusses the construction of the homes by a subsidiary of the United States Steel Corporation called the U.S. Sheet and Tin Plate Company. The article examines the impact of the construction of concrete houses in Gary and their role in the U.S. movement that attempted to reform working class housing. The article discusses the book "Gary: The Most American of All American Cities," by S. Paul O'Hara.

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Description On “the construction of homes made of concrete for steel workers [in Gary, Indiana] that were based on an original design by ... Thomas A. Edison.” (from the abstract)


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Authors & Contributors
Billington, David P., Jr.
Kargon, Robert
Schoenberger, Erica
Katz, Richard
Jelavich, Peter
Petrina, Stephen
Journals
History of Psychology
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology
Icon: Journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
American Heritage of Invention and Technology
Publishers
Johns Hopkins University Press
Princeton University Press
Prometheus Books
Johns Hopkins University
Bergahn
University of Minnesota Press
Concepts
Architecture
Building construction
Cement; lime; concrete
Housing
Technology
Engineering
People
Cole, Luella W.
Pressey, Sidney Leavitt
Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus
Agustín Marsá Prat
Sendzimir, Tadeusz
Places
United States
France
Indiana (U.S.)
Rome
Germany
Greece
Times
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
Ancient
18th century
21st century
Institutions
Indianapolis Union Railway Company
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