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Techwood Homes, Building No. 3, 559 Techwood Drive & 129-135 Merrit Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA



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B&W Photos

HB370908
North Front Facade And Courtyard.

HB370909
North Front Elevation.

HB370910
North Front And West Side Perspective.

HB370911
West Side Elevation.

HB370912
Entrance And Window Details, 559 Techwood Drive.

HB370913
West Side, 559-567 Techwood Drive And South Front, 129-135 Merritts Avenue.

HB370914
South Front Elevation, West End Of Building, 129-135 Merritts Avenue.

HB370915
Entrance And Window Details, 133 Merritts Avenue.

HB370916
South Front Elevation, East End Of Building, 129-135 Merritts Avenue.

HB370917
Entrance And Window Details, 129 Merritts Avenue.

HB370918
South Front And East End Perspective, 129-135 Merritts Avenue.

HB370919
East End, 129-135 Merritts Avenue.

HB370920
Window And Brick Detail (east End), 129-135 Merritts Avenue.

HB370921
East End And North Rear, 129-135 Merritts Avenue And East Rear, 559-567 Techwood Drive.

HB370922
North Rear (left), 129-135 Merritts Avenue And Courtyard.

HB370923
North Rear (left), 129-135 Merritts Avenue East Rear (right), 559-567 Techwood Drive And Courtyard.

HB370924
East Rear Elevation (central Wing).

HB370925
East And South Rear Corner.

HB370926
Entrance, 567 Techwood Drive.

HB370927
Interior, 129 Merritts Avenue.

HB370928
Interior, 565 Techwood Drive

HB370929
Interior, 565 Techwood Drive

HB370930
Interior, 565 Techwood Drive, Unit #5

HB370931
Interior, 565 Techwood Drive, Unit #5

HB370932
Interior, 565 Techwood Drive, Unit #5

HB370933
Interior, 565 Techwood Drive, Unit #5

HB370934
Interior, 565 Techwood Drive, Unit #5

HB370935
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)

HB370936
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)


Data Pages


Drawings


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
559 Techwood Drive & 129-135 Merrit Avenue, Atlanta, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS GA-2257-E
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1993
Building/structure dates: 1993 demolished
Significance: Techwood Homes Building 3 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 3 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. NORTH FRONT FACADE AND COURTYARD.
2. NORTH FRONT ELEVATION.
3. NORTH FRONT AND WEST SIDE PERSPECTIVE.
4. WEST SIDE ELEVATION.
5. ENTRANCE AND WINDOW DETAILS, 559 TECHWOOD DRIVE.
6. WEST SIDE, 559-567 TECHWOOD DRIVE AND SOUTH FRONT, 129-135 MERRITTS AVENUE.
7. SOUTH FRONT ELEVATION, WEST END OF BUILDING, 129-135 MERRITTS AVENUE.
8. ENTRANCE AND WINDOW DETAILS, 133 MERRITTS AVENUE.
9. SOUTH FRONT ELEVATION, EAST END OF BUILDING, 129-135 MERRITTS AVENUE.
10. ENTRANCE AND WINDOW DETAILS, 129 MERRITTS AVENUE.
11. SOUTH FRONT AND EAST END PERSPECTIVE, 129-135 MERRITTS AVENUE.
12. EAST END, 129-135 MERRITTS AVENUE.
13. WINDOW AND BRICK DETAIL (EAST END), 129-135 MERRITTS AVENUE.
14. EAST END AND NORTH REAR, 129-135 MERRITTS AVENUE AND EAST REAR, 559-567 TECHWOOD DRIVE.
15. NORTH REAR (LEFT), 129-135 MERRITTS AVENUE AND COURTYARD.
16. NORTH REAR (LEFT), 129-135 MERRITTS AVENUE EAST REAR (RIGHT), 559-567 TECHWOOD DRIVE AND COURTYARD.
17. EAST REAR ELEVATION (CENTRAL WING).
18. EAST AND SOUTH REAR CORNER.
19. ENTRANCE, 567 TECHWOOD DRIVE.
20. INTERIOR, 129 MERRITTS AVENUE.
21. INTERIOR, 565 TECHWOOD DRIVE. STAIRWELL.
22. INTERIOR, 565 TECHWOOD DRIVE. STAIRWELL, LOOKING INTO UNIT #5.
23. INTERIOR, 565 TECHWOOD DRIVE, UNIT #5. LIVING ROOM, LOOKING INTO KITCHEN AND REAR BEDROOM.
24. INTERIOR, 565 TECHWOOD DRIVE, UNIT #5. KITCHEN, LOOKING INTO LIVING ROOM.
25. INTERIOR, 565 TECHWOOD DRIVE, UNIT #5. BATHROOM AND HALL CLOSETS.
26. INTERIOR, 565 TECHWOOD DRIVE, UNIT #5. REAR BEDROOM.
27. INTERIOR, 565 TECHWOOD DRIVE, UNIT #5. FRONT BEDROOM.
28. 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 'D' APARTMENTS, KITCHEN ELEVATIONS, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-54.
29. 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 3, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-7.


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