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Techwood Homes, Store & Administration Building, 114-138 Merrit Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA



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Item Title


Location
114-138 Merrit Avenue, Atlanta, GA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS GA-2257-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N99).
Building/structure dates: 1935 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1955 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1993 demolished
National Register Number: 76000632
Significance: Techwood Homes, Store and Administration Building 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, its economic, social, and governing functions were central to the concept of a self-contained community that was one of the goals of the Techwood Homes public housing experiment.

Subjects
Offices
Stores & Shops


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, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.
2. NORTH FRONT OF ADMINISTRATION BUILDING & STORE.
3. NORTH FRONT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
4. WEST END.
5. SOUTH REAR.
6. SOUTH REAR AND LOADING DOCK.
7. EAST SIDE AND SOUTH REAR.
8. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. INTERIOR OF LOBBY, WITH OFFICE SHOWING THROUGH OPEN DOORS.
9. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. INTERIOR OF LOBBY, SHOWING STAIRWELL.
10. INTERIOR, WORKSHOP SPACE.
11. STORE INTERIOR.
12. 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, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND STORE, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET L-251.
13. 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, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND STORE, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-8.
14. 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 AND ELEVATIONS, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND STORE, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-9.
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). DETAILS OF NORTH ELEVATION, STORE FRONT, SCREEN IN GENERAL WAITING ROOM, COUNTER IN RENTING OFFICE, AND COUNTER IN CASHIER'S OFFICE, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND STORE, TECHWOOD PROJECT #1101, SHEET A-57.


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