Robert E. Lee Homes – Kingsport TN

Description

Brick, two-story “restrained Colonial Revival style” (Van West, 2001, p. 148) housing for whites was completed at the same time as the Riverview Apartments for African-Americans. Both complexes were constructed for a total of $607,000. Robert E. Lee contained 128 units. The facility remains in use.

Source notes

Current construction activities in Kingsport top two million mark. (May 12, 1940). The Kingsport Times, p. 8.

Thompson, W. M. (May 12, 1940). Two low-rent housing projects top extended building activities. The Kingsport Times, p. 8.

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

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Location Info


607 Dale Street
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660

Coordinates: 36.5462069, -82.554518

One comment on “Robert E. Lee Homes – Kingsport TN

  1. Timothy Turner

    My uncle grew up in the projects. He told me you can buy the apartment numbers? Is this a option? He lived in 36 and 43. Please email me if this is something I can do for him. What is the price for one or both if both are available. Thank you for your time

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