Friday, September 19, 2014

Wilmington At War: Rooms Needed for Workers, Building Moratorium

From the April 17, 2012, Wilmington (NC) Star-News "Back Then."

APRIL 1, 1942:  A page one story "Rooms Are Needed Here for Workers--  Residents Urged to List All Available Living Quarters at Once."

APRIL 9, 1942:  Headline: "Non-Essential Building Must Cease Today."  This was nationwide edict from the War Production Board.  No non-essential residences, roads or commercial buildings were to be built for the war's duration.

--GreGen

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