World War II “Victory Huts” at Parkland

by Paula Bosse

parkland-victory-huts_c1945_utswPhoto from the UT Southwestern Library (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Above are a row of “Victory Huts,” behind the old Parkland Hospital at Maple & Oak Lawn, circa 1945.

“Victory Huts” were prefabricated buildings developed during World War II as a method of providing quick housing for soldiers. The white “Victory Huts” behind the Parkland Nurses’ Home are believed to have been used first as housing for recovering servicemen during World War II, then after the war as housing for nursing students.

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Photo and quote are from the Parkland Hospital Collection at the UT Southwestern Library, accessible here.

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Copyright © 2014 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

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