Kile Morgan

JSDH article page 182
Mayors Kile Morgan (left, served 1966-1986) and George Waters (right, served 1987-2002) reshaped the city with urban redevelopment projects and tax-generating economic enterprises such as the Mile of Cars that replaced the Mile of Bars. During WWII young Kile Morgan worked in the concrete shipyards at the foot of Division Street. After the war, he became a building contractor and realtor, was elected to the City Council in 1960. Although initially he opposed using public funds for urban redevelopment, he changed his mind at the urging of his friend E. J. Christman, and applied to the federal government for funds that built the Christman Industrial park and expanded the Mile of Cars.
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Morgan Towers on D Avenue was built as senior housing in 1981.

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