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FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION
WASHINGTON
iTEWART

MCDONALD

ADMINISTRATOR

MOTCll 2 6 ,

194-0

Honorable Marriner Eccles
Chairman of the Board
Federal Reserve System
Washington, D. C*
Dear Marriner:
I attach you herewith a report of the FHA activities for
last week*
Referring to the subject of home builders who have been
taking advantage of the mass production principle, I wish to say
that in many parts of the country forward-looking contractors have
been doing this* Some of the most important are shown on the list
attached.
Perhaps the greatest of these is Gross-Morton on Long
Island and Henry Doelger in San Francisco who have been building
small houses at the rate of 400 to 500 a year for the past several
years* Monroe Warren, a Washington, D. C. builder, is now breaking
ground for preliminary operations which ultimately will be 1,000
houses of the #2500 class in this vicinity*
I notice myself in making field inspections, even in the
smaller operations, there is a growing tendency to use pre-cut
lumber and even install portable electric tools on the building
site, thus doing away with former hand carpentry work*
For instance, I inspected a small operation, involving not
over 10 houses, the other day, where the builder had a shed in which
were electrically driven saws, drills and other labor-saving devices*




cerely yours,

Stewart McDon
Administrator

FHA Form No. 12
(Revised Oct. 15,1937)
FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION
MEMORANDUM

DATE

Mar* 25, I9J4O

TO:

Mr. Stewart McDonald

FROM:

Shirley K» Hart

SUBJECT—

Tentative Figures for Week Ending March^22

Estimating the figures for the Topeka, Kansas
office, mortgages selected for the week ending
March 22 will approximate 5,700 for $26,190,000,
as compared with 5,865 for $26,568,01? for the
corresponding week last year.
Of the number of mortgages selected for
appraisal during the week, approximately l ^ ,
or 76 per cent, covered homes to be constructed«
This compares with 3,915 last year.
During the week construction was started
on 3#250 new small homes, as compared with 2,
last year, and under Title I construction was
started on 150 homes.




S. K. Hart

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Gross - Morton Development Co.
Hillside Realty C o .
Monroe Warren, Tower Bldg.
Edgemoor Terrace Co.
Warner West Corp.
Erny-Nolen Corp.
John H. MoClatchy
Charles Reis
Harry Kolodin
Mace
Albert Walker
Joseph Cummins
A. C. Rossell
A. Inganamorte
A. N. Prior
United Associates Corp.
Jess Home Builders, Inc.
Tru Homes, Inc.
Guterman Developers Corp.
Utopia Cottages Inc.
City Park Homes, Inc.
Forest Hills Plateau, Inc.
Green Acres Estates, Inc.
Benreiz Investing Corp.
Nonpareil Homes, Inc.
Merrick Park Gardens Corp.
Green Park Homes, Inc.




New York, Jamaica
Jamaica, L. I.
Washington, D. C.
Delaware, Wilmington
Penna. Philadelphia
Penna. Philadelphia
Penna. Philadelphia
New Jersey, Hackensack
New Jersey, South Orange
Washington, D. C.
Washington, D. C.
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Florida, Miami
Kentucky, Louisville
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E. J* Walsh Co.
Miller Homes, Inc.
Sherman Bldg. Co.
J. C. Nichols
Charles E. Vawter
Ginn Bldg. Co.
B & A Construction Co.
Joe Holtzman




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Detroit (13535 Livernois Ave)
Jennings (St. Louis)
Kansas City
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B. L. Crain (Garden Oaks Co.)




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Texas, Houston

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Grove r K i n g , Paramount E s t a t e s
Arthur Weber
Henry Doelger
Stoneson
Hayman Bros.
Calvin Tisher




California, Los Angeles
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