Lincoln Gardens - construction (1937 Oct 10)
Project type: Civic Facilities, Public Housing
Site Survival: No Longer ExtantView Project in a Separate Window
Lincoln Gardens was the second Federal Housing Project created under the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Designed to replace eleven acres of housing in poor repair, the Lincoln Gardens’ sixteen new apartment buildings opened on July 1 1938 to provide housing for African-Americans with moderate incomes.
While most of the apartment buildings were eventually razed, the last building now houses the Evansville African American Museum.
Project originally submitted by Douglas Steele on November 6, 2014.
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