Ranger Company Gets Housing Job

by Laurel | April 22nd, 2010

April 22, 1942

Award of Contract to Build 219 Homes Announced at Washington —

Contract Price is $827,40.

Washington, April 21– The national housing agency today announced award of a contract for 219 homes for defense workers in Holyoke, Mass., to be known as Jackson Parkway. The project, to cost $827, 610, will be built by the Casper Ranger Construction Company, Holyoke.

Holyoke, April 21 — The housing project, the contract for which was awarded to Casper Ranger company this morning consists of 219 units and will be erected in the area bounded by Elm street, Jackson street and Franklin street.

Awarding for the contract was delayed because of the discovery that plans prepared by the architect did not include the fire stops as required by the building laws of Massachusetts. It is presumed that such changes as are necessary will be made as the Holyoke Housing authority is on record as opposed to the granting of the contract until such time as the building laws are respected in the specifications.

Signators of the subcontracts were challenged for a time as it was discovered that superintendents in the employ of the subcontractors had signed for that particular phase of the work instead of the subcontractor himself.

The Housing authority here is pleased with the award and said it would only be a short time before work could begin. The area has been staked off including the creation of a dead end to Franklin street and Pine street, where the playground begins.

From The Springfield Republican.

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