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Techwood Homes, Building No. 16, 488-514 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA



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B&W Photos

HB374792
BWPhotos 332473

HB374793
BWPhotos 332474

HB374794
BWPhotos 332475

HB374795
BWPhotos 332476

HB374796
BWPhotos 332477

HB374797
BWPhotos 332478

HB374798
BWPhotos 332479

HB374799
BWPhotos 332480

HB374800
BWPhotos 332481

HB374801
BWPhotos 332482

HB374802
BWPhotos 332483

HB374803
BWPhotos 332484

HB374804
BWPhotos 332485

HB374805
BWPhotos 332486

HB374806
BWPhotos 332487

HB374807
BWPhotos 332488

HB374808
BWPhotos 332489

HB374809
BWPhotos 332490

HB374810
BWPhotos 332491

HB374811
BWPhotos 332492

HB374812
BWPhotos 332493

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BWPhotos 332494

HB374814
BWPhotos 332495

HB374815
BWPhotos 332496


Item Title
BWPhotos 332496

Location
488-514 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS GA-2257-S
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N545).
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
National Register Number: 76000632
Significance: Techwood Homes, Building 16 is a contributing building in the Techwood Homes Historic District, nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Techwood Homes is associated with events, agencies, and individuals significant to the history and design of public housing, both nationally and locally. Techwood Homes was the first federally funded public housing project in the United States to reach the construction stage. As the first of 51 "demonstration projects" developed nationwide by the Housing Division of the Public Works Administration (PWA), Techwood Homes served as an experimental model for interpretation and implementation of design standards established by the Housing Division. The project drew immediate praise for its sturdy construction, fireproof materials, natural lighting and cross-ventilation, ample open space and recreational areas, and community-oriented amenities. Development of this landmark project in Atlanta reflected the planning and lobbying efforts of prominent local citizens. Its development provided many benefits locally, including clearance of one of the city's worst slums, employment of many workers and professionals, creation of new housing for over 600 limited-income families, construction of much-needed dormitory for Georgia Tech, and establishment of local support for the subsequent creation of the Atlanta Housing Authority.

Subjects
Duplexes
Public Housing


Related Names
Burge & Stevens
Housing Division Of The Public Works Administratio
J.A. Jones Construction Company
Federal Housing Administration
Palmer, Charles F.
Baldwin, Harry
Madsen, Dennis, Field Team
Smith, Chad David, Field Team
Quigley, Thomas, Field Team
Almand, Jennifer, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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