Fairbanks Flats

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Fairbanks Flats
Image Fairbanks Flat 215 Birch Avenue.jpeg
Location Beloit, Wisconsin
Built 1917
NRHP Reference # 83003416
Added to NRHP January 7, 1983

The Fairbanks Flats are located in Beloit, Wisconsin. In 1983, they were added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

History[edit]

The flats were built by Fairbanks-Morse to house the rush of African Americans moving to the area from the Southern United States, offering safer living conditions and good wages.[2] Fairbanks-Morse had increased production after the outbreak of World War I.[3] The flats remain in use as residential buildings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fairbanks Flats". Landmark Hunter.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Fairbanks Flats commemorates history". Beloit Daily News. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Fairbanks Flats". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-09-28.