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Techwood Homes, McDaniel Dormitory, 581-587 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA



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Location
581-587 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS GA-2257-F
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1993 demolished
National Register Number: 76000632
Significance: Techwood Dormitory is a contributing building in the Techwood Homes Historic District, nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Techwood Dormitory differs from the majority of Techwood Homes buildings in terms of use, interior layout, and ownership; however, the dormitory was constructed in the same style and time period as the remainder of buildings in the district and shares the significant historical associations of Techwood Homes. ... Techwood Dormitory is unusual among the Techwood buildings in several ways. The dormitory was the first building to be completed and occupied; students moved into the building in September of 1935. Though financed and built by the PWA, the building was always intended for use by Georgia Tech. The dormitory resembles the other Techwood buildings in terms of exterior massing, details and materials but it the only one to feature dormitory-style accommodations. Though altered by modernizations over the years, the Techwood Dormitory has been in continuous, unchanged use since its completion and retains a fair degree of physical integrity.

Subjects
Dormitories


Related Names
Housing Division Of PWA
Federal Housing Administration
Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA)
Board Of Regents, University System Of Georgia
Burge & Stevens
J.A. Jones Construction Company


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. CONTEXTURAL VIEW OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, FROM NORTHWEST LOOKING SOUTHEAST DOWN TECHWOOD DRIVE.
2. VIEW OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY LOOKING EAST FROM TECHWOOD DRIVE, SHOWING WEST FRONT OF NORTH WING, WEST FRONT OF CENTER WING AND CENTRAL COURTYARD.
3. VIEW OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY LOOKING EAST FROM TECHWOOD DRIVE, SHOWING CENTRAL COURTYARD, WEST FRONT OF CENTER WING, AND WEST FRONT OF SOUTH WING.
4. VIEW LOOKING EAST INTO CENTRAL COURTYARD OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, SHOWING WEST FRONT OF CENTRAL WING. ORIGINAL CASEMENT WINDOWS HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH SASH WINDOWS, SOME WITH SCREENS.
5. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST INTO CENTRAL COURTYARD OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, SHOWING WEST FRONT OF CENTER WING AND PART OF SOUTH SIDE OF NORTH WING. MIDTOWN SKYLINE VISIBLE IN BACKGROUND.
6. ENTRANCE DETAIL AT TECHWOOD DORMITORY, SHOWING NORTH ENTRANCE FROM CENTRAL COURTYARD INTO CENTER WING. ORIGINAL DOUBLE DOORS HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH A SINGLE, WIDER DOOR. STONE USED FOR DOOR SURROUND AND WINDOW LINTEL AND AS A DECORATIVE BAND BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS.
7. VIEW FROM CENTRAL COURTYARD, SHOWING SOUTH SIDE OF NORTH WING.
8. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST INTO CENTRAL COURTYARD OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, SHOWING WEST FRONT OF CENTER WING AND PART OF NORTH SIDE OF SOUTH WING.
9. VIEW FROM CENTRAL COURTYARD OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, SHOWING NORTH SIDE OF SOUTH WING.
10. WEST FRONT OF SOUTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, SHOWING MAIN ENTRANCE INTO SOUTH WING. ORIGINAL DOUBLE DOORS HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH A SINGLE, WIDER DOOR. DOOR IS RECESSED AND HAS AN ELABORATE SURROUND LIKE THAT OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE (WEST FRONT) INTO THE NORTH WING.
11. VIEW OF SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY. WEST FRONT OF SOUTH WING OBSCURED BY DEEP SHADE.
12. VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF SOUTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM NEAR CENTER OF SOUTH SIDE. ORIGINAL CASEMENT WINDOWS HAVE BEEN REPLACED WITH SASH WINDOWS, SOME WITH SCREENS.
13. DETAIL OF SOUTH SIDE OF SOUTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
14. EAST END OF SOUTH SIDE OF SOUTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
15. SOUTHEAST CORNER OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
16. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST CORNER OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, SHOWING BACK (EAST SIDE) OF CENTER WING AND PART OF SOUTH SIDE OF SOUTH WING. A BRICK CHIMNEY AND BACK EXIT ARE LOCATED NEAR THE CENTER OF THE EAST SIDE. PARKING EXTENDS THE LENGTH OF THE EAST SIDE.
17. SOUTH END OF BACK (EAST SIDE) OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
18. DETAIL OF BACK (EAST SIDE) OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, SHOWING BACK EXIT AND BRICK CHIMNEY. GRAFFITI IS EXTENSIVE ALONG THIS FACADE.
19. DETAIL OF BACK (EAST SIDE) OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, WITH BRICK CHIMNEY AT LEFT EDGE OF PHOTO.
20. NORTH END OF BACK (EAST SIDE) OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
21. VIEW OF NORTHEAST CORNER OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, SHOWING BACK (EAST SIDE) OF BUILDING AND REAR PARKING LOT.
22. VIEW OF NORTHEAST CORNER OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, WITH PARKING IN FOREGROUND. NORTH SIDE OF NORTH WING PARTIALLY OBSCURED BY SHADE TREES.
23. VIEW OF PARKING LOT DIRECTLY NORTH OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY. NORTH SIDE OF NORTH WING VISIBLE IN BACKGROUND.
24. EAST END OF NORTH SIDE OF NORTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
25. WEST END OF NORTH SIDE OF NORTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
26. VIEW OF NORTHWEST CORNER OF NORTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
27. WEST FRONT OF NORTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY, SHOWING MAIN ENTRANCE INTO NORTH WING. ORIGINAL DOUBLE DOORS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY A SINGLE, WIDER DOOR. DOOR IS RECESSED AND HAS AN ELABORATE SURROUND LIKE THAT OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE (WEST FRONT) INTO THE SOUTH WING. THE 'TECHWOOD' LETTERING OVER THE DOORWAY IS UNIQUE TO THIS ENTRANCE OF THE DORMITORY.
28. VIEW OF SOUTHWEST CORNER OF NORTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY. AIR CONDITIONING UNITS ARE VISIBLE IN THE WINDOWS OF SEVERAL ROOMS, APPARENTLY TO SUPPLEMENT THE BUILDING'S HVAC SYSTEM.
29. INTERIOR VIEW OF TYPICAL HALLWAY IN NORTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
30. INTERIOR VIEW OF TYPICAL STAIRWAY IN NORTH WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
31. INTERIOR VIEW OF TYPICAL HALLWAY AND STAIRWAY IN CENTER WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY. EXISTING DOORS ARE REPLACEMENTS OF ORIGINAL PANEL DOORS.
32. INTERIOR VIEW OF TYPICAL STAIRWAY IN CENTER WING OF TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
33. INTERIOR VIEW OF TYPICAL DOUBLE ROOM IN TECHWOOD DORMITORY.
34. 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). LANDSCAPE AND SITE PLAN OF TECHWOOD PROJECT # 1101, SHEET L-259.
35. 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 PLAN OF TECHWOOD PROJECT # 1101, SHEET A-45.
36. 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 PLAN (WITH VIGNETTES OF THIRD FLOOR) AND BATHROOM SECTIONS OF TECHWOOD PROJECT # 1101, SHEET A-46.
37. 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). WEST, EAST, AND NORTH ELEVATIONS, AND SECTION THROUGH COURTYARD LOOKING NORTH, OF TECHWOOD PROJECT # 1101, SHEET A-47.
38. 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). SOUTH ELEVATION, SECTION THROUGH COURTYARD LOOKING SOUTH, AND ENTRANCE DETAILS, OF TECHWOOD PROJECT # 1101, SHEET A-48.
39. 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). DETAILS OF ENTRANCES AND STAIRS OF TECHWOOD PROJECT # 1101, SHEET A-49.
40. 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). DETAILS OF ENTRANCES AND STAIRS (CONTINUED) OF TECHWOOD PROJECT # 1101, SHEET A-50.


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