Winona project trailers

Places to live were in extremely short supply immediately after World War II. Converted barracks were used to house returning GIs and their families at the Basilone Homes on Glenoaks Boulevard beneath Hansen Dam; at the Rodger Young Village at Griffith Park (where the zoo is now located), Quonset huts accommodated families. This 1945 scene shows the trailers offered to returning Japanese Americans from the Valley who had been interned at Manzanar and other inland camps. The temporary housing was located at San Fernando Road and Winona Avenue in Burbank. The photo is from the Online Archive of California.