Category Archives: New Deal Administration

When I am old, I shall wear a dog hat

When I am old I shall not wear purple or red hats. I’m going to march in the street in my boots and short skirts And kick some whatever needs kicking… Whilst wearing a dog hat. As my friend once … Continue reading

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Haywood Farms: USDA Farm Security Administration project

The New Deal’s Resettlement Administration was established in 1935, under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935.  The RA’s purpose was to create planned communities to “resettle destitute or low-income families from rural and urban areas” (Resettlement Administration, Living New … Continue reading

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What we should have learned from the New Deal 1933-1942

My dad and mother were children of the Great Depression.  I grew up hearing the stories of the survival of their families–when so many did not.  When I began to work on the Living New Deal project, I felt a … Continue reading

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Hilgard Cut

Like most stories, there is a lot more behind Hilgard Cut and the University Avenue bridge over it than is evident by this marker.  I discovered quite by accident that the bridge was a New Deal Administration construction, and in … Continue reading

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Haywood Farms: Jungle Gym Fever

Last August on our trip to Nashville, we stopped for me to photograph part of the Haywood Farms Project.  As a child growing up in the 1950s, I spent plenty of time on “monkey bars.”  I was fascinated that the … Continue reading

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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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