Looking Back, Thinking Forward — History of Housing in Bath

Bath Housing and the Patten Free Library hosted a discussion in October 2022 about the history of housing in Bath, from WWI forward.  The Q&A session after the slideshow inspired robust discussion about the challenges we face as a community regarding issues like housing security, poverty, and economic growth. Understanding market forces of the past — such as burgeoning BIW business and wartime — helps us envision the future. (The visuals begin at about 5:15 minutes.) Speakers are Mary Kate Kwasnik, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Patten Free Library, and Bath Housing Executive Director Deb Keller.