Zanesville Signal, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1941, Zanesville, Ohio WfatoA THE ZANESVILLE SIGNAL Wtanah is if News NE4 Motos ZANESVILLE. FRIDAY JUNE 1941 TWO CENTS 1 Coopermill Manor This special section of your newspaper is dedicated to Coopermill the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority's settlement on Pershing road which will have its formal opening Sunday with a flag-raising ceremony pre- sided over by the American Legion. Coopermill Manor is a welcome improvement to the district lying between the Brighton and Putnam residen- tial sections. Through the assistance of the U. S. Hous- ing and at the expenditure of an unsightly field of weeds and debris on the north side of Pershing opposite Woodlawn has been con- verted into a picturesque settlement of neatly-arranged brick houses sufficient to accomodate 324 families or more than individuals. In these pages we are attempting to tell our through pictures and what the housing pro- ject is like. The transformation which the site has under- gone within the last year and under the shovels and building technique of the combined W. J. Paul and Adams Brothers contracting is almost unbelievable. Those who get their first close-up view of Coopermill Manor Sunday will be surprised by what they see. The landscaping has progressed rapidly and a green carpet of grass is already blanketing many of the lawns. In some sec- this phase of the work is still in progress. Coopermill Manor is meant for families whose incomes require low-rent housing quarters. It is the outgrowth of a federal policy of providing better living conditions for these who deserve more than a squalid tumbledown house in undesirable surroundings. The housing program is aimed at elimination of sub-standard homes in communities of this size. In larger similar projects have already begun to spell the doom of the unfortunate slums. Elsewhere in this special issue will be found a complete history of the local undertaking. The project is presided in capacity of by James E. former secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. An administrative office is located the-Pershing road entrance to Coopermill Manor. Sunday's ceremony will be highlighted by the presenta- tion of a flag to the housing settlement by the Zanesville American Legion post Principal speaker will be Rep. Robert T. whose efforts were largely responsible for govern- ment approval of the housing project in this city. In the Zanesville project was among the first to be authorized in Ohio. Sunday's program will be followed by an open which will give visitors their first opportunity to inspect the interiors of the dwellings since their completion. During the next few moving vans will arrive in increasing numbers as many more families move into the which already boasts a population of 450. Zanesville is justly proud of the project and every public-spirited citizen joins in congratulating those whose foresight and executive ability and building genius made it possible. orr- a typical street at Coopermill Manor. stately entrance to Administration building. Three children swing high fa tht air as a fourth youngster looks on. There are seven such play areas at Coopennill Manor.