Category Archives: New Deal Administration

Allenton Heights, Jackson TN

Allenton Heights was one of two public housing projects erected in Jackson, Tennessee following the expansion of PWA public housing and the creation of the U. S. Housing Authority.  The 100 unit site was located on landscaped lots on 13 … Continue reading

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North on the Trace from Natchez

After I finally finished up my week in Natchez–back in March!–I headed homeward on the Trace again.  After all, it was quiet, calm, beautiful, and hardly any traffic.  It is interesting how the same road can look different from a … Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace

Edith Wyatt Moore, Natchez historian and officer of the Natchez Trace Association, was recognized for her civic service January 2, 1935 in promoting the Natchez Trace.  Mrs. Moore presented at a congressional committee hearing regarding the development of the Natchez … Continue reading

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Art Moderne in Jackson Municipal Utilities

I spotted this Art Moderne building on the south edge of Jackson, Tennessee on our recent trip to Nashville. [Note: The angular curve is a result of taking a panoramic view to capture the entire building; it is actually constructed … Continue reading

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Atlanta’s WPA-Renovated Auditorium-Armory

I ran across the architect rendering by A. Ten Eyck Brown, above, while searching for information about Atlanta’s sewer system.  In 1933, Atlanta applied for a loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to construct a new auditorium that was proposed … Continue reading

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New Deal in Texas: Bunger PWA School House

The Bunger school house is in Young County, just a few miles down the road from Graham, my home town.  It was completed in 1936 as PWA project W1255 and is rock veneer.  Miss Fannie Ragland was the county superintendent … Continue reading

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Palo Pinto County Courthouse

Texas has some of the most imposing courthouses, and overall, have done a nice job of protecting them thanks to the Texas Historical Commission’s “nationally recognized and award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.”  Thus far, 67 full restorations have been … Continue reading

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Limestone Guard Wall, Kimberlin Mountain: Another WPA Find

Growing up in Young County, Texas, this road was one of my dad’s favorites for a Sunday afternoon drive around Lake Possum Kingdom, or PK as we knew it.  On my recent trip to Texas, I discovered this guard wall … Continue reading

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WPA Rock Wall in Palo Pinto, Tx

While stopping off in Palo Pinto to photograph their New Deal courthouse (post on that later), I drove around the town a bit and spotted this rock fence with a WPA plaque on it.  The fence was constructed 1935-1937, but … Continue reading

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Iron Bridge, Teoc Community

  Teoc, Mississippi is a small community off Highway 7 north, between Greenwood and Avalon.  Research on New Deal Administration buildings in Mississippi introduced me to Teoc, and upon discovering it is just off the road I travel to and … Continue reading

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