• Short Summary

    New homeowners in America help to build their own houses to obtain lower mortgage rates.

  • Description

    Titles read: "NEW-STYLE HOUSING!"

    Hammond, Indiana, United States of America.

    Various shots of houses under construction and near completion at a new estate as part of a new scheme to help reduce the cost of housing. Homeowners are seen doing their own paint work, laying floorboards and fitting sinks in their new cottages that will replace old two-storey tenement buildings. A man and woman hang wallpaper. By doing this work themselves, the owners are reducing the cost of their mortgage payments.

    Several shots of finished houses, each with its own garden. People tend their flower beds while children play with a ball.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1192.14
    Media URN:
    41112
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:43:00 / 01:27:00:00
    Canister:
    PT 494

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