Techwood Homes Historic District

Also known as: Techwood
Roughly bounded by North Ave., Parker, Williams, and Lovejoy Sts., Atlanta, Georgia

Photos 

Techwood Homes (Public Housing), Bounded by North Avenue

1. VIEW FROM ROOFTOP OF BUILDING (MOTEL) ADJACENT TO TECHWOOD HOMES, LOOKING SOUTH. GARAGE TO EXTREME LEFT, BUILDING 1 TO EXTREME RIGHT.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The first federally funded housing project in the United States, Techwood Homes represents the first large-scale attempt to eradicate slum housing in a socially humanitarian way in this country. Techwood's emphasis on living standards and community planning - as illustrated by its engineering and construction techniques, site layout, landscape and open space design - served as an experimental model for subsequent public housing projects. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS GA-2257)

With a few rare exceptions, this district was completely demolished to construct housing for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 29, 1976
Reference number
76000632
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Other architectural type; Modified Georgian
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Engineering; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Multiple dwelling; Educational related housing
Current functions
Single dwelling; Multiple dwelling; Educational related housing
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1935; 1936
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 27

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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