(This is a sample Display Case of the Architecture Room. Room
Red Cross House Case
After the 1935 Hurricane the American Red
and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) constructed 28
homes for residents who owned property and lost their homes.
Note: They also built four wooden structures - two commercial; and two
This page by Jerry Wilkinson
There were one, two, three and four bedroom
The appearance was the same except the more the bedrooms, the longer
house. They were configured differently inside, but the width were the
The lower section is a water cistern divided
two compartments. The walls, floors, partitions and roof were
concrete. See page 2 for construction.
Above can be seen the effects of the salt
concrete and the steel reinforcement bar. Rusting caused the
The outside walls are 12 inches thick and
reparable. Above is a beach home in Islamorada. Let's go and build a
Cross house through photos.
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