Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company's Blackburn Plat housing   Save
Campbell Historical Photograph Collection
Description: Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company's Blackburn Plat, 1918. Located in East Youngstown (Campbell), Ohio, Blackburn Plat was created for foreign-born and American-born employees of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, but was divided into two sections, one section for white, "foreign-born workers," and the other for the African American workers. The company constructed this housing for mill workers and their families following a strike in the early 20th century, and deliberately made the houses small to discourage the immigrant practice of taking in boarders. These apartments were rented at $15, $18, and $20 per month with water furnished, which constituted about a quarter of the average laborer's wage. By around 1920, well over 200 homes made up Blackburn Plat. The company sold this complex, as well as three others, in the 1940s. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05507
Subjects: Campbell (Ohio); Ohio Economy--Architecture and Engineering; Mills and mill-work--Ohio; Steel industry and trade--Ohio--Youngstown--History; Prefabricated houses
Places: East Youngstown (Ohio); Campbell (Ohio); Mahoning County (Ohio)