There were restrictions enforced on all residents. Nails could not be driven in walls, no outdoor radio antennae were permitted and no laundry could be hung out to dry on Sunday. Monday through Saturday, all clothes lines had to be cleared by 4 pm.
Photo from Library of Congress / John Vachon


By September 1939, construction was winding down at America's new green suburbs. This Greendale street scene shows a Superblock of individual houses. The "Dale" development consisted mainly of separate houses, like these. The "Belt" and "Hills" cities were composed mostly of multiple-dwelling structures. 
Photo from Library of Congress / John Vachon


Also from the fall of 1939, we have a Greendale sidewalk scene. Notice a barn and silo far off in the distance.
Photo from Library of Congress / John Vachon


A sidewalk scene from October 1939 finds a new family of "Greenhillers" moving in.
Photo from Library of Congress / John Vachon


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