Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Greenhills, Ohio Hosts Film on the Arts of the WPA


To mark National Historic Preservation Month, on Saturday, May 5 at 2:00, Greenhills Historical Society in Greenhills, Ohio will host a free screening of our film "Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA."

This screening is free and open to the public.

View a clip from the film at this link.  

A tour of the community's WPA art will take place following the film.

In January, the Village of Greenhills was designated a National Historic Landmark. 

The Village of Greenhills represents significant aspects of New Deal policy, an important period in the evolution of the American suburb, and pioneering innovations in house and neighborhood design. 

An adaptation of American garden-city planning to the climate, topography, and cultural preferences of the Midwestern United States, the Village of Greenhills was one of the three New Deal greenbelt towns built by the Resettlement Administration's Division of Suburban Resettlement. 

It is nationally significant for its association with the Federal response to the Great Depression by providing economic relief in the form of employment for skilled and unskilled labor and making use of modern principles of design and lower-cost methods and materials of home construction in an effort to stimulate the building industry and raise the quality of life for working-class Americans.