Vanport's Step-Sibling Guild's Lake Courts

Vanport's Step-Sibling Guild's Lake Courts

The story of Guild's Lake Courts is a counterpoint story to Vanport City the largest of the three defense housing projects in Oregon that admitted African-Americans during the war years.

Guild's Lake Courts was built as temporary worker housing for the steel and shipyard industries during World War II. The massive housing development in Northwest Portland consisted of 2,432 units of housing, five community buildings, five childcare centers, a grade school and a fire station. Guild's Lake Courts was the eighth largest housing project built at that time in the United States. 

Target audience:

Adults, 50+

Event type:

Lectures & author talks