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High School Park Homes – Lake Charles LA

Date added: December 28, 2019

High School Park Homes was one of two public housing projects completed in Lake Charles in 1939. High School Park was 73 dwellings constructed by Robert Angelle for $225,556. The brick duplexes were designed by architects G. Lewis Dunn and… read more

Booker T. Washington Courts – Lake Charles LA

Date added: December 23, 2019

The Booker T. Washington Courts was one of two rural public housing projects constructed in Lake Charles in 1939-1941. Architects G. Lewis Dunn and Gustave G. Quinn designed the complex initially as barracks-type housing, which was rejected for one-story duplexes…. read more

Iberville Public Housing (former) – New Orleans LA

Date added: December 23, 2019

The Iberville Projects public housing was the third of six low-rent public housing developments in New Orleans funded by the United States Housing Act of 1937. The Housing Authority of New Orleans was the first housing administration approved in the… read more

Magnolia Public Housing Project – New Orleans LA

Date added: December 21, 2019

The Magnolia Housing Project was one of the first two planned for New Orleans. The original 740 units in one, two, and three story buildings included one, two, and three bedroom apartments. The chief architect was Moise H. Goldstein, with… read more

St. Thomas Public Housing – New Orleans LA

Date added: December 21, 2019

St. Thomas was one of six public housing projects constructed under the Housing Act of 1937. It was constructed 1938-1941 and contained 920 units of two or three story brick buildings. The architect’s rendering for the St. Thomas Street project… read more

St. Bernard Avenue Public Housing – New Orleans LA

Date added: December 21, 2019

St. Bernard Projects were constructed 1940 as one of New Orleans’ “Big Four” high-density urban public housing projects. Initially comprised of 744 units in 74 buildings constructed on 30.9 acres, the project was bordered by St. Bernard Avenue to Gibson… read more

Lafitte Avenue Public Housing – New Orleans LA

Date added: December 20, 2019

Lafitte project was constructed 1940-1941 and included 896 units. It was the fifth of six local housing units constructed in New Orleans following the Housing Act of 1937. The project was bounded by Lafitte Avenue, Orleans Avenue, North Claiborne and… read more

Calliope Street Public Housing – New Orleans LA

Date added: December 20, 2019

The Calliope projects were constructed as the fourth of six housing projects developed for New Orleans, 1939-1941. The original boundaries were South Dorgenois Street, Erato Street, Calliope Street (now Earhart Boulevard), and South Prieur Street. The George A. Fuller Company… read more

Stuart Pine Orchard – Pollock LA

Date added: April 30, 2019

The Stuart Nursery was established in 1934 by the Kisatchie National Forest (KNF) in conjunction with the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Although KNF employees managed the nursery, nearby CCC camps with 200 young men each provided manpower… read more

Upper Pontalba Building Renovation – New Orleans LA

Date added: June 8, 2018

The Pontalba Buildings flank Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans.  The Upper Pontalba Building lies on the west side of the square along St. Peter Street, the Lower Pontalba Building on the east side… read more

Jackson Square Renovation – New Orleans LA

Date added: May 29, 2018

During the New Deal, the Work Progress Administration (WPA) restored the historic buildings at the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, forming three sides of Jackson Square: the Upper and Lower Pontalba Buildings, the Cabildo and the Presbytère… read more

Post Office (former) – Tallulah LA

Date added: August 15, 2017

The historic former post office in Tallulah, Louisiana was constructed ca. 1935 with Treasury Department funds. The building now houses the Madison Parish Health Unit. A mural created for the building has been relocated to Tallulah’s current post office.

National Leprosarium Infirmary (former) – Carville LA

Date added: August 5, 2017

A federal Treasury Department-funded construction, the old National Leprosarium Infirmary building, “built in 1933, had 68 beds in two open wards–men upstairs and women downstairs. Architects provided screened porches across the front of the building to allow patients fresh air. Notice… read more