In reference to the Bugle article “University Grove: An architectural time capsule” in the Oct. 2013 edition: The article states that the east end of the Grove neighborhood had hastily erected Quonset huts for students on the G.I. Bill.
I lived in the Veteran Village several years beginning about 1954. There never were any Quonset huts there. The only Quonset huts were along Como Avenue halfway to the U main campus. The Veterans Village in the Grove consisted of
temporary corrugated metal barracks, two housing units per barrack.
They were very popular because everyone was in the same situation and they were low cost.
Frederic R. Steinhauser, age 95