Cedar Springs Place – Dallas TX

Description

“A vacant site of approximately 22 acres was purchased for the Cedar Springs Place low-rent housing development in Dallas, Texas. It cost $66,149, or about 7 cents per square foot. The structures cover 15 percent of the land area and contain an average of 27 rooms to the acre. The development consists of a series of 2-story apartment buildings and 1-story row houses with no basements. All buildings are fireproof.

There are 598 rooms divided into 181 family-dwelling units, approximately 13 percent of which are arranged in 2-room, 51 percent in 3-room, 28 percent in 4-room, and 8 percent in 5-room units.

The average shelter rent, including water, is computed at $6.77 a room. The average actual rent paid is $7.92 a room per month, which includes all charges for shelter, heat, hot and cold water, electricity for light and refrigeration, and gas for cooking. The date of first occupancy was September 18, 1937.

The structures contain a volume of 1,543,000 cubic feet and cost approximately $823,303. This is equivalent to 54 cents per cubic foot, and an average of $1,377 a room and $4,548 a family-dwelling unit.

The project was fully financed with P.W.A. funds, including cost of land, construction, and miscellaneous items, which cost a total of $945,900, or an average of $1,580 a room and $5,225 a family-dwelling unit.”

P.W.A. Docket No. H-7901-B

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
945900

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


2531 Lucas Drive
Dallas, TX 75219

Coordinates: 32.813639, -96.821527

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