Cheatham Place – Nashville TN


The Cheatham Place public housing complex was undertaken in Nashville, Tennessee  following the passage of the Housing Act of 1937 and establishment of the United States Housing Authority (USHA). The USHA worked in conjunction with the Public Works Administration (PWA) in providing funds for local housing development projects, two of which were the segregated communities of Cheatham Place and Andrew Jackson Court.

The Cheatham Place project was a Colonial Revival Style Community Building centered the 352 apartments of 2, 3, and 4 room units, located on 21 acres. The complex was constructed for white families, at a total cost of $2,000,000. Many features of the original complex remain and are in use.

Project Details

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Source notes

Leighninger, R. D. (2007). Long-Range Public Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal. University of South Carolina Press.

Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee's New Deal Landscape: A Guidebook. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. p. 137-138.

Project originally submitted by Susan C. Allen on December 10, 2014.

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Location Info

1564 N. Ninth Avenue
Nashville, TN 37208

Coordinates: 36.178441, -86.798629

4 comments on “Cheatham Place – Nashville TN

  1. Zachery hunter

    Can I have a email showering me how to get the the application

  2. Danielle Morrison

    Hello Can you send me a Application trying to help my uncle find a place to stay and my name is Danielle Morrison

    • Gabriel Milner

      For this, you’ll need to contact Cheatham Place directly– we only log it as a New Deal site.

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