East Lake Courts – Chattanooga TN

City:
Chattanooga, TN

Site Type:
Civic Facilities, Public Housing

New Deal Agencies:
Housing Programs, US Housing Authority (USHA)

Started:
1938

Completed:
1940

Marked:
Yes

Description

The East Lake 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). East Lake Courts was constructed in a “restrained Colonial Revival Style” (Van West, p. 138) containing 437 units on 35 acres. The total cost for East Lake (White only) and nearby College Hill Courts (Black only) was $3.8 million. The facility was renovated during the 1990s and remained in use as of September 2014, when plans to demolish or sell were announced.

Source notes

"Slums are being eradicated by federal program." (December 14, 1939). The Florence Times, p. 2. Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee's New Deal Landscape: A Guidebook. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

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

Location Info


2600 Fourth Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407

Coordinates: 35.012777, -85.282138

Site Details

Total Cost
$3,800,000.00

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5 comments on “East Lake Courts – Chattanooga TN

  1. I though Eastlake was bulit in 1880

  2. The East Lake neighborhood was started in the 1880’s.

  3. Julie Livingood

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

  4. Norma Womack

    I have many memories of living there in the 60’s with my mom and brother. I often wonder if children still slide down cannonball hill 🥰

  5. Are the silver war cannons on cannonball hill in Eastlake court still there?

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5 comments on “East Lake Courts – Chattanooga TN

  1. I though Eastlake was bulit in 1880

  2. The East Lake neighborhood was started in the 1880’s.

  3. Julie Livingood

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

  4. Norma Womack

    I have many memories of living there in the 60’s with my mom and brother. I often wonder if children still slide down cannonball hill 🥰

  5. Are the silver war cannons on cannonball hill in Eastlake court still there?

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