Duplex in "Smoky Hollow," West Oak Street

Toned gelatin silver print

December 31, 1929

James Young (Massillon, OH)

Duplex in "Smoky Hollow," West Oak Street

c. 1930

Toned gelatin silver print

Early duplexes provided an affordable way to have spacious living quarters for a family. Sadly the Smoky Hollow area of Massillon suffered the worst flooding each spring. During the Flood Control Project 1939-1950, many of these houses were demolished for a Tuscarawas levee and viaduct bridges to be built at Lincoln Way, Tremont Ave, Cherry Rd, and Oberlin Rd.

Collection of the Massillon Museum (BC 2284.31)

Duplex in "Smoky Hollow," West Oak Street