955 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99354
As the calendar turned to 1943 few imagined Richland would be transformed from a tiny farming community to a company town capable of providing housing, stores, schools, recreation and religious services for 16,000 people – all in two years. Two important considerations will be the focus of this presentation of that profound transformation: keep work force turnover as low as possible and to reflect the ethos of the nation fighting the deadliest war in its history. Richland was planned to build a sense of community that would make workers want to remain. This was done with good houses and services and by a design that said we are in this together.
Richland: A Planned Wartime Company Town
A presentation by Richard Nordgren
Thursday, January 16
7PM, Richland Public Library
Hosted by Friends of the Richland Public Library