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Chicago Housing Authority - Trumbull Park Homes

Address

2455 E 106th St

Owner

CHA

Year Constructed

1938

Sq. Footage

400,023

Building Description

The last of three Public Works Administration projects commissioned in Chicago as part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, Trumbull Park Homes is arguably one of the CHA's most historically significant buildings in its housing portfolio. Built in 1938, the development features a low-density design of two-story rowhouses and three-story apartment buildings spread out across 21-acres. Turmoil erupted in 1953, when the first Black families moved into Trumbull. The subject made a 1954 issue of Time Magazine and spurred a march on city hall by the Chicago Negro Chamber of Commerce. Today, the scene at Trumbull Park Homes is much more tranquil. The outdoor common area features beautifully landscape grounds, repaved walkways and grilling pits perfect for summer barbecues. All 434 units are renovated and ready for occupancy with new kitchens, bathrooms, lighting fixtures and flooring.