- Bulk, 1925-1949 (Creation)
- 1925-1991 (Creation)
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"Boy Built Homes" Walter Durbahn—(graduate of Stout Institute and Northwestern University) Vocational Teacher in Highland Park from 1925-1954 (28 years). In that time he organized students to build building projects located in the Highland Park area. The homes built by his classes were known as “Boy-Built-Homes”. **In 1931, their construction project won the U.S. Better Built Home award, a nationally recognized honor. For more information look at the Federal Housing Administration “minor local variations” records for designs by W.E. Durbahn, and the Sunset Subdivision where many properties are located.
1925-1926: 845/1073 Centerfield Court (Sunbeam Cottage) (#1).
1927: Auto Mechanics Building at Vine and St. John Ave.
1928-1929: 682/850 Yale Lane (#4).
1929 (or 26): 648 Yale Lane (#2 or #3?).
1930: 120/1812 Clifton Ave.
1931: 158/1900 Beverly Court (#5)**
1937-1940: Sandwick Hall- a workshop for the vocational class that the school
1949: __________ (2 Story Arts & Craft style) 1950: #9 is being planned, purchasing of land, and foundations will be poured in the summer of 1950 1952: 959 Harvard Court (#16?) Addresses with no years and addresess 1 Field house at Wolters Field 1900 Beverly Place (Durbahn’s own home) (see above) ___ ___________ (A bungalow style home) 162/1906 Beverly Court ___ ___________ (#6 referenced in magazine with no date, location, or style) ___ ___________ (Cape Cod Cottage)
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- Deerfield-Shields High School (Ill.). . (Subject)