Senior Citizens Village

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Senior Citizens Village


Office/Cafeteria Building, Fresno Senior Citizen’s Village, circa 1964. . The facility was eventually renamed the California League—Fresno Village. After its founding, the Village was billed as “a luxury country club, garden style, apartment living for the active retired on moderate income.” The Village is situated at 1917 S. Chestnut Avenue, Fresno. It was opened in 1961 by George McLain (1901-1965), who founded the Citizens Committee for Old Age Pensions in 1941, which later became the California League of Senior Citizens. His experiences during the Great Depression caused McLain to become a promoter for better pension systems and housing, and he was one of the earliest senior citizen rights advocates in the United States. Fresno’s Senior Citizens Village was McLain’s personal brainchild, and it opened with a total of 557 units for lower-income older Americans. An early development of its kind, it has been enlarged in subsequent years.
Addressed to Edris Hahn, 914 23rd St., #10, Sacramento, Ca, 95816. Postmarked 14 OCT, 1979.


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