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Avenel Cooperative Housing Project built either for cartoonists or communists

July 27, 2009

Avenel Cooperative Housing Project built either for cartoonists or communists

Why can’t cooperative housing look like this more often? The Avenel Cooperative Housing Project in LA’s Silver Lake neighbourhood, supposedly built either for “a bunch of communists” or for a “group of motion picture cartoonists and their families” (click above for informative Wikipedia article) was affordable when it was built in 1947 and of course is now ridiculously expensive.

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