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On This Day: 1st Public Housing Project in US

From WABE News here in Atlanta:

Today is November 29th, and if we were to turn Atlanta’s clock back 76 years to this date in 1935, we’d find President Franklin Roosevelt in town for the official dedication of Techwood Homes—the first public housing project in the United States. Here, WABE’s Steve Goss talks with Georgia State University historian Dr. Cliff Kuhn.

Click the link for a radio feature with background on public housing in America.

Techwood was not Deco but it was a major New Deal project in Atlanta and one of hundreds of projects in the U.S. As the decades ran on, the initial vision crumbled into one of despair and hopelessness, not only in Atlanta but nation-wide. Today only one building of Techwood Homes (now Centennial Place) remains; it’s an nice L-shaped 1930s brick apartment building with individual entrances for each unit. I used to walk by it every day on my way to work, which at the time was Georgia Tech.

- Wendy

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Kitchen Entrance, 1211 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach, Miami, FloridaHistoric photo from the Library of Congress
Simple detail but so nice :) Check out the Historic American Buildings Survey record for the historic district, including 81 pictures.
From the LoC:
1211 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, SECOND FLOOR APARTMENT, ENTRANCE TO KITCHEN
I’ve spent a lot of time going through the LoC’s photo archives, which make available the Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record photos. I urge you to check them out yourself!

Kitchen Entrance, 1211 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach, Miami, Florida
Historic photo from the Library of Congress

Simple detail but so nice :) Check out the Historic American Buildings Survey record for the historic district, including 81 pictures.

From the LoC:

1211 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, SECOND FLOOR APARTMENT, ENTRANCE TO KITCHEN

I’ve spent a lot of time going through the LoC’s photo archives, which make available the Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record photos. I urge you to check them out yourself!

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Fireplace, 1211 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach, Miami, FloridaHistoric photo from the Library of Congress
Deco fireplace! Of course it took me a bit to realize this is merely decorative — this is Miami! Check out the Historic American Buildings Survey record for the historic district, including 81 pictures.
From the LoC:
1211 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, THIRD FLOOR APARTMENT, LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE
I’ve spent a lot of time going through the LoC’s photo archives, which make available the Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record photos. I urge you to check them out yourself!

Fireplace, 1211 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach, Miami, Florida
Historic photo from the Library of Congress

Deco fireplace! Of course it took me a bit to realize this is merely decorative — this is Miami! Check out the Historic American Buildings Survey record for the historic district, including 81 pictures.

From the LoC:

1211 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, THIRD FLOOR APARTMENT, LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE

I’ve spent a lot of time going through the LoC’s photo archives, which make available the Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record photos. I urge you to check them out yourself!

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Deco Apartment Building, Bondi Beach, NSW, Australiafrom Raine & Horne realtors
Another Art Deco building for a unit for sale in Bondi Beach, this one with stained glass details. Again, nice pics with the ad.
Description:

Immaculately refurbished interiors with quality finishes throughout  create a warm stylish feel in this spacious 86sqm first floor apartment.   Features include spacious open plan living & dining, designer  kitchen appliances, CaesarStone bench top & splashback. Newly fitted  out bathroom with bath. Two large double rooms & an additional  separate study/sunroom complete this marvellous first floor security  apartment.  Located a short stroll from Bondi & Tamarama beaches.  Close to many of Bondi’s favourite cafes, restaurants & shops.

Deco Apartment Building, Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia
from Raine & Horne realtors

Another Art Deco building for a unit for sale in Bondi Beach, this one with stained glass details. Again, nice pics with the ad.

Description:

Immaculately refurbished interiors with quality finishes throughout create a warm stylish feel in this spacious 86sqm first floor apartment. Features include spacious open plan living & dining, designer kitchen appliances, CaesarStone bench top & splashback. Newly fitted out bathroom with bath. Two large double rooms & an additional separate study/sunroom complete this marvellous first floor security apartment. Located a short stroll from Bondi & Tamarama beaches. Close to many of Bondi’s favourite cafes, restaurants & shops.

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