I recently stumbled across the usmodernist.org web site that has an extensive listing of historical architecture related magazines HERE. Highly recommended but also highly addictive.
I dug out the House + Home magazine issue from January 1962, 60 years ago.
I then extracted the "Roundup" news related section from that issue and then posted that smaller file HERE.
The image below is from the Roundup index that gives you a flavor of what's in that issue. (The page numbers shown don't match with the PDF file, but I created bookmarks that will get you to specific items).Notable:
- 1.4+ million starts projected for 1962.
- Homebuilders lobbied JFK to delay desegregation executive order. [He signed the order 10 months later, one year and two days before his assassination].
- Realtors didn't like housing subsidies (except mortgage interest deduction?).
- The Washington state Supreme court voided anti-bias law; a white seller backed out of $18,000 sale to a Black mail carrier. Home builders, mortgage bankers, real estate agents, and Apartment owners association all supported the seller.
- A brush fire in LA destroyed 467 high end homes; Burt Lancaster was left homeless
- FHA deputy was fired over $7,000 card game debt to builder that was forgiven.
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.