The well-spaced compounds of the new town of Takalafiya, 1939
Scope and Contents
View looking over the circular mud and thatch houses of a compound at Takalafiya. The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'Compounds are dispersed singly or in groups, preferably of not more than two. A compound 100 feet square suits the average farmer and larger or smaller compounds are based on this unit. Between compounds is a space of 100 feet. Huts are 12 feet in diameter and spaced 12 feet apart. Such a lay-out is spacious, affording good ventilation and fire breaks'.
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Good condition, slight spotting.
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DateText: Dated 'c. 1939' in the original typescript catalogue..
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