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CEDAR SPRINGS PLACE


MANAGER FOR
U. S. HOUSING
COLONY NAMED

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JAMES L. STEPHENSON TO DI-
RECT CEDAR SPRINGS
PLACE

     Appointment of James L. Stephenson of Dallas as manager of Cedar Springs Place, the federal government's low cost housing center, near Maple Avenue, on Lucas Drive, was announced Saturday by James T. Haile, district manager for the PWA housing division.
     Mr. Stephenson's first work will be selection of 181 tenants from a list of more than 650 applicants, Haile said. Acceptance of additional applications will continue indefinitely. The Dallas advisory committee will aid Stephenson in selecting eligible tenants.
     Stephenson, an insurance man, is the son of Dr. J. L. Stephenson, who resigned recently as director of the city-county hospital system and accepted a similar position with Harris County.

Reports Savings.
     "Tenants will be selected at an early date, and they can begin moving in within four or five weeks," Mr. Haile announced. "Every unit is physically completed, and all ranges, refrigerators and window shades have been installed. Only the landscaping, much of which will have to be done during the cooler months, remained incomplete."
     "A saving of $80,000 from the $1,020,000 appropriated for Cedar Springs Place has been effected, despite the fact that we have used part of the original appropriation to buy an adjoining eight-acre tract for possible future expansion," Hailed revealed. The dwellings and reserve tract occupy twenty-two acres."
     "Cost of the units is slightly below the national average cost for similar projects," Mr. Haile declared. "The per-room cost has been approximately $1,500."

- August 15, 1937, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 2, col. 1.
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