Transients Shelter (demolished) – Cairo IL

Description

Cairo, Illinois’s old (and since-demolished) Marine Hospital was located between 10th and 12th St., Cedar St. and Jefferson Ave.  As part of Federal Project F-26: Improving Facilities for Sheltering Transients, the federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) rehabilitated the hospital in 1933-4 “as a shelter for whites and a two-story structure was put in shape to care for colored transients. The work involved the installation of heating and toilet facilities, painting, plastering, glazing, and general repair.”

Source notes

"Report of the Federal Civil Works Administration for Illinois," Mar. 31, 1934.
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015074882567;view=1up;seq=82
(page 68)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 22, 2015.

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Location Info


Cairo, IL

Coordinates: 36.998048, -89.172428

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