By the 1920s the area north of 110th Street and west of
was gradually and partially filled in with houses and some apartment
There are a large number of bungalows and cottages in this area.
By the 1930s there were still vacant lots in this section of the East
and the area south of 106th and east of Ewing was swampy and
There was a post W.W.II housing boom in this eastern and southern
of the East Side known as the Fair Elms
which resulted in the construction of many single family residences and
some apartment buildings.
The above view shows 112th Street
from Avenue G prior to the housing boom that occurred in the area after
WWII. The only structure visible on the right is the warehouse of
the construction company which built much of the Fair Elms area.
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