Autopsy of Architecture

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The Gary-Alerding Settlement House

Photo © 2020 David Bulit, Gary-Alerding Settlement House - Gary, Indiana

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many workers including those in the steel industry faced unsafe working conditions, long hours, and low wages. Unions were organized to address these issues but they were hardly successful in improving workers’ conditions. The situation improved briefly during World War I as companies were concerned with strikes