Magnolia Homesteads – Meridian MS

Description

Magnolia Homesteads was one of five Division of Subsistence Homesteads begun in Mississippi in 1934. It was an industrial community of 25 units located in Meridian, intended to combine part-time wage work with part-time farming or gardening. By the time the Division of Subsistence Homesteads was abolished in 1935, none of the projects had been completed, and were absorbed into the Resettlement Administration (Roth). The cost was $2,942 per unit (National New Deal Preservation Association). Farm Security Administration photographs taken in 1935 and 1936 show completed units for the Meridian homestead community.

Source notes

Roth, D. The New Deal. United States Agricultural Library. Retrieved from www.nal.sda.gov/rural_development_chap2.pdf.

Magnolia Homesteads. Library of Congress.  Retrieved from http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998017591/PP/.

Flynn, K. A. (2008). The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, Publisher.

National New Deal Preservation Association. Division of Subsistence Homesteads. Appendix: Complete list of New Deal Communities.  Retrieved from newdeallegacy.org/table_communities.html.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on February 13, 2014.

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Location Info


Meridian, MS

Location notes: Location approximate.

Coordinates: 32.3643098, -88.70365600000002

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