Clark Howell Homes, Building H-1, 253 Mills Street, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA
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253 Mills Street, Atlanta, GA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS GA-2309-K
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N530).
Building/structure dates: 1939 initial construction
Significance: Building H-1 is a typical residential building in Clark Howell Homes, which is considered eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Clark Howell Homes is the first public housing project to be completed by the Atlanta Housing Authority, which was created in May 1938. Clark Howell Homes in a representative example of pre-World War II housing projects constructed by local housing authorities nationwide with the assistance of the United States Housing Authority. Clark Howell Homes was designed by the prominent Atlanta firm of Hentz, Adler, and Schutze. The project was named in honor of Clark Howell, Sr., one of several Atlanta businessmen who were instrumental in securing federal funds to alleviate slum housing conditions in Atlanta during the 1930s.
Hentz, Adler & Schutze
Armistead, J. Warren
Housing Authority Of The City Of Atlanta
Lose, Robert G.
Newcomb & Boyd
Epstein, Kyle F., Historian
Sutherland, Kit, Historian
Mosier, Phillip, Photographer
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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