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Julius Rosenwald to Erect Model Apartments for Negro Families in Chicago

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A model apartment building for three hundred families of Chicago’s colored population is to be provided by Julius Rosenwald. It will represent an investment of $2,500,000 and will cover an entire city block. It is to be called the Michigan Boulevard Gardens.

The project is said to be the second largest of its kind in the world, being only surpassed by the Paul Lawrence Dunbar apartments for colored residents in the Harlem district of New York City, erected by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.