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Techwood Homes, Building No. 1, 575-579 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA



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Item Title


Location
575-579 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS GA-2257-C
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1993 demolished
Significance: Techwood Homes Building 1 is a contributing building in the Techwood Homes Historic District, nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The building is significant for its role within the first federally funded public housing project in this country. In addition to its engineering and construction techniques, Building 1 is one of three buildings that compromise an entire building group (Group No. 101) of the original complex. As a unit, they illustrate the dynamic, integral configuration of built and open space that helped make Techwood Homes an experimental model for subsequent public housing projects.

Related Names
Housing Division Of PWA
Federal Housing Administration
Burge & Stevens
Butts, Norman C.
J.A. Jones Construction Company
Palmer, C. F.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. COURTYARD AND SURROUNDING BUILDINGS. BUILDING 1 TO LEFT, BUILDING 2 IN CENTER AND BUILDING 3 TO EXTREME RIGHT.
2. SOUTH FROM ELEVATION.
3. ENTRANCE AND WINDOW DETAILS, 579 TECHWOOD DRIVE.
4. ENTRANCE, 577 TECHWOOD DRIVE.
5. EAST SIDE AND NORTH REAR PERSPECTIVE.
6. NORTH REAR PERSPECTIVE.
7. NORTH REAR AND WEST END PERSPECTIVE.
8. WEST END ELEVATION.
9. INTERIOR, 575 TECHWOOD DRIVE, UNIT #9. HALL AND LIVING ROOM, LOOKING TOWARD KITCHEN.
10. INTERIOR, 575 TECHWOOD DRIVE, UNIT #9. BATHROOM.
11. INTERIOR, 575 TECHWOOD DRIVE, UNIT #9. KITCHEN.
12. INTERIOR, 575 TECHWOOD DRIVE, UNIT #9. BEDROOM AND CLOSET, LOOKING TOWARD HALL.
13. INTERIOR, 575 TECHWOOD DRIVE, STAIRHALL.
14. INTERIOR, 575 TECHWOOD DRIVE, UNIT #2. LIVING ROOM, LOOKING TOWARD BEDROOM AND KITCHEN.
15. Photocopy of Drawing (November 1934 Architectural Drawings by Burge and Stevens, in Possession of the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia). PLANTING PLAN AND PLANT LIST, BUILDINGS 1,2,3, AND GARAGES, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET L-250.
16. Photocopy of Drawing (November 1934 Architectural Drawings by Burge and Stevens, in Possession of The Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia). PLOT PLAN AND ROOF PLAN, BUILDINGS 1,2,3, AND GARAGES, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-3.
17. Photocopy of Drawing (November 1934 Architectural Drawings by Burge and Stevens, in Possession of the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia). BASEMENT PLANS, BUILDINGS 1,2, AND 3, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-4.
18. Photocopy of Drawing (November 1934 Architectural Drawings by Burge and Stevens, in Possession of the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia). FIRST FLOOR PLANS, BUILDINGS 1,2, AND 3, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-5.
19. Photocopy of Drawing (November 1934 Architectural Drawings by Burge and Stevens, in Possession of the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia). FLOOR PLANS, TYPE 'A' APARTMENTS, FLOOR PLANS, TYPE 'B' APARTMENTS, KITCHEN ELEVATIONS, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-52.
20. Photocopy of Drawing (November 1934 Architectural Drawings by Burge and Stevens, in Possession of the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia). FLOOR PLANS, TYPE 'C' APARTMENTS, KITCHEN ELEVATIONS, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-53.
21. Photocopy of Drawing (November 1934 Architectural Drawings by Burge and Stevens, in Possession of the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia). ELEVATIONS, BUILDINGS 1 AND 2, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-6.
22. Photocopy of Drawing (November 1934 Architectural Drawings by Burge and Stevens, in Possession of the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia). SECTION AND ELEVATION, TYPE 'A' STAIR AND ENTRY, SECTION AND ELEVATION, TYPE 'C' AND 'D' STAIR AND ENTRY, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-50.
23. Photocopy of Drawing (November 1934 Architectural Drawings by Burge and Stevens, in Possession of the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia). TYPICAL WALL SECTION AND ELEVATION, TYPICAL DETAILS OF HEAD, SILL, BASE, JAMB, AND METAL DOOR FRAMES, DETAIL OF STONE COPING, AND STONE SILL ALTERNATE, LINTEL SCHEDULE, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-51.
24. Photocopy of Drawing (November 1934 Architectural Drawings by Burge and Stevens, in Possession of the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia). SCHEDULES OF DOORS, WINDOWS, AND INTERIOR FINISHES OF TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-56.


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