Lathrop Homes listed as 'most elaborate'

April 30, 2012 3:07:51 PM PDT
A northwest side public housing development has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Lathrop Homes, which sit just west of Damen Ave. at Diversey and Clybourn, was recognized by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. They called the Lathrop Homes the most architecturally elaborate public housing development of all those constructed as part of President Roosevelt's 'New Deal' in the 1930s.