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Sept. 25, 1945. "Pine Ford Acres Community Building, Middletown, Pennsylvania. Detail III. Louis I. Kahn, architect." Part of a 450-unit residential development built on 51 acres for the Federal Works Agency and Federal Public Housing Authority. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.