Booker T. Washington Courts – Lake Charles LA

Description

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. T. Miller and Sons constructed the project at a cost of $238,397. The 72-unit complex was demolished in 2013 and replaced.

Source notes

Lake Charles Housing Authority. Retrieved Dec 21, 2019 from: http://www.lcha004-housing.org/Slum Clearance Grants Made for Lake Charles. (Sep 21, 1941). The Shreveport Times, p. 26.
Theriot, A. (2014). United States Housing Authority (USHA)-funded Public Housing in Louisiana, 1935-1950. National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form. National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on December 23, 2019.

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Location Info


400 and 500 blocks between Chandler and Goos Streets
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

Coordinates: 30.2327950, -93.194100675

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