The Resource Mile High Housing Association. records, 1948-2008
- Mile High Housing Association. records, 1948-2008
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- Contains papers on the housing cooperative including the formation, continued operation and eventual dissolution of the first federal housing authority; material consists of administrative papers, original designs of the homes and overall site, financial accounts, historical notes, insurance records, legal documents, and minutes of the board of directors and committee meetings, South Dalia Lane community business meeting minutes
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- Formed in 1948 by University of Denver faculty as a housing cooperative insuring single-family dwellings. The first federal housing authority. Members included Congressman Byron L. Johnson, Eugene Sternberg, Ted and Helen Swem, and Bruce and Virginia Rockwell. The project was designed as a solution to the scarcity of affordable housing after WWII. Eugene Sternberg served as senior architect and Professor C. Howard Miller as associate. In the late 1980s, members chose to move away from the cooperative association model and dissolve. Members exchanged shares in the association for warranty deeds for their homes. In 1989 the Mile High Housing Association reincorporated as the South Dahlia Lane Community. The community manages common property but not individual homes.
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