College Hill Courts – Chattanooga TN

Description

The College Hill Courts public housing complex was undertaken during the Great Depression in Chattanooga, Tennessee with the assistance of funds provided by the United States Housing Authority (USHA). College Hill Courts (black only), 497 units on 20 acres, was constructed in the “restrained Colonial Revival style” (Van West, p. 138) at the same time as nearby East Lake Courts (white only). Combined cost for both projects was $3.8 million. College Hill Courts remained in use until at least September 2014 when the housing authority announced plans to demolish or close the project.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
3800000

Source notes

"CHA plans closing of College Hill, East Lake Courts." (Septermber 26, 2014). Times Free Press.

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

Project originally submitted by Susan C. Allen on December 12, 2014.

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Location Info


1300 Grove Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

Coordinates: 35.043126, -85.318628

One comment on “College Hill Courts – Chattanooga TN

  1. Julie Livingood

    As of February 7, 2021 Both East Lake Courts and College Hill Courts in Chattanooga, TN are still in operation.

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