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Workmen install roof section and lay grass sod on the lawn of a prefabricated house for war workers Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kalek. 


May 1944


Vancouver, B.C.

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph
Negative Film B/W - cellulose nitrate
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-129863
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
WRM 4356
Other accession no.
1971-271 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Harry Rowed / National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada / PA-129863
Restrictions on use: nil
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Photographer: Rowed, Harry.

Additional information

Workmen slide the last roof section into place at 3:30 P.M., painting of the front gable is completed and a gardener's truck arrives with grassy sod for the

front lawn of a prefabricated house on which construction was begun at 9 a.m.

Described by the RECON project.

Series title

Signatures and inscriptions
"PREFABRICATED HOMES, VANCOUVER. Rome wasn't built in a day but that was probably because the Romans didn't have prefabricated houses like this four-room bungalow which was erected, painted, water and electricity connected and lawns landscaped between 9 a.m. and 6.20 p.m. one day in an orchard in the Vancouver area. War workers Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kalek moved in at 6.30 p.m. the same day. Here..."

Subject heading

2. Buildings, structures, etc. Vancouver (B.C.)


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