Learning From Subsidized Housing in Red Vienna

GEDENKBLATT ANLÄSSLICH DER VOLLENDUNG DES "ROBERT BLUM HOFES" WIEN XX, VORGARTENSTRASSE-ENGERTHSTRASSE ERBAUT IN DEN JAHREN 1923/1924 VON DER GEMEINDE WIEN AUS DEN ERTRÄGNISSEN DER WOHNBAUSTEUER UNTER DEN BÜRGERMEISTERN JAKOB REUMANN UND KARL SEITZ. [Commemorative album on the completion of the "Robert Blum Hof" Vienna XX, Vorgartenstrasse-Engerthstrasse built in 1923/1924 by the city of Vienna from the proceeds of the housing tax under the mayors Jakob Reumann and Karl Seitz].

Wien: N.p., [1923–1924]. 220 by 305mm (8¾ by 12 inches). Card stock cord bound photo album; [15] lvs.

Hand drawn title page. 14 mounted original photographs (1 per page). Generally 7 by 5 inches. Complete.

Today more than 60% of Vienna’s 1.8 million residents live in social housing. Vienna is often a starting point for conversations of how to develop housing for the public interest.

The genesis of Viennese social housing was Red Vienna” of the 1920’s and 1930’s when more than 60,000 new apartments were built. The numerous housing complexes remain a key part of the urban landscape.

This photo album documents the 1922–1923 construction process of the Robert Blum Hof, a Viennese income subsidized apartment building still in use today.

With vivid photographs of workers posing for the photographer. The question of what can be learned from subsidized housing in Red Vienna has been studied by HUD and the State of California and was recently reported on by the Financial Times and NPR. We were not able to locate another copy of this album. Additional Red Vienna” items are available; please inquire.



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