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Techwood Homes, Building No. 6, 465 Techwood Drive & 119-125 Hunnicutt Street, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA



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B&W Photos

HB374465
BWPhotos 332325

HB374466
BWPhotos 332326

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BWPhotos 332327

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BWPhotos 332328

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BWPhotos 332329

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BWPhotos 332330

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BWPhotos 332331

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BWPhotos 332332

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BWPhotos 332333

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BWPhotos 332334

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BWPhotos 332335

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BWPhotos 332336

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BWPhotos 332337

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BWPhotos 332338

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BWPhotos 332339

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BWPhotos 332340

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BWPhotos 332341

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BWPhotos 332342

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BWPhotos 332343

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BWPhotos 332344

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BWPhotos 332345

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BWPhotos 332346

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BWPhotos 332347

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BWPhotos 332348

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BWPhotos 332349

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BWPhotos 332350

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BWPhotos 332351

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BWPhotos 332352

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BWPhotos 332353


Item Title
BWPhotos 332353

Location
465 Techwood Drive & 119-125 Hunnicutt Street, Atlanta, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS GA-2257-I
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N535).
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1980 subsequent work
National Register Number: 76000632
Significance: Techwood Homes, Building 6 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
Building Deterioration
Apartment Houses
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
Almand, Jennifer, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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