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Near Belle Glade: 1939

Near Belle Glade: 1939

January 1939. "Migratory laborers' camp. Single-room cabin costs $2.50, double room $4 per week. Water hauled, 55 cents for 55-gallon tank. Toilet for about 150 people. Near Belle Glade, Florida." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Are the angular features on the roof a lighting and ventilation feature like a clerestory? I have been to the old railroad camp buildings on Pigeon Key in the Florida Keys built in the 1920s, and they had a clerestory and the interior of the buildings without air conditioning were surprisingly comfortable.

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