Alabama State Training School for Girls Facilities – Chalkville AL

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The Works Progress Administration built a total of five buildings for the State Training School for Girls in Chalkville, near Birmingham. The facilities included an administration building, hospital, clinic, and a swimming pool. The estimated federal cost was $179,072.00.

The exact location and condition of the structure is unknown to the Living New Deal.

Source notes

Alabama State Training School for Girls, photographs: (http://www.bplcyberteen.org/resources/exhibits/new_deal/girlsschool/gallery/homestead/pa130026.html), accessed November 13, 2017.

Abandoned buildings at the Alabama State Training School for Girls (http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2016/08/eerie_abandoned_campus_of_alab.html), accessed November 13, 2017.

National Archives Record Group 69-N

11 New Deal Stone Structures in Alabama: (http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2017/07/11_stunning_stone_structures_b.html), accessed November 13, 2017.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on November 14, 2017.

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Location Info


Alabama State Training School for Girls
Chalkville, AL

Coordinates: 33.6745463, -86.62832120000002

8 comments on “Alabama State Training School for Girls Facilities – Chalkville AL

  1. Avatar Keyla Peters

    Would love to see more photo’s of this and more information as I was there in 1966,67,68 and left in 1969

  2. Avatar marge bolin

    I was there in 1958

  3. Avatar lena lions

    I was there from 1972 – 1976

  4. Avatar annie pyburn

    I was there in 1966,67,68 and left in 1969

  5. Avatar Janet Whitfield

    Trying to figure out when I was there, 62/63 – 64/65. Wish there were records to research.

  6. it also had boys there. i was there in late 79 to early 80. when i was sent to the roebuck group home.

  7. Avatar Keyla Peters

    I still come to tears occasionally from being there in 1966,67,68 and left in 1969 I was in Alabama Cottage ?

  8. Avatar Carolyn Scheidegger

    I have just seen pictures of how it looks now. I was there in 1972. Junaluska Cottage. We had a great house mother and kitchen matron. The only men on campus was 2 maintenance men and an elderly man and his wife who were house parents in the detention cottage. I think there were men who patrolled around the outside perimeter. I never saw a guard. I made the best of my time there. Of course, most of us were there for truancy and because parents didn’t know or care what else to do. I made some good friends and wish I could locate them.

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