Frank Berry Courts – Meridian MS

City:
Meridian, MS

Site Type:
Public Housing, Civic Facilities

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

Started:
1939

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Frank Berry Courts were constructed 1939 through the United States Housing Authority. The complex included 95 buildings, 113 dwelling units, of which 77 were 1-family attached units, 36 were 2-family attached units. Most were 5-room units, but some were 4 room and 6 rooms. The buildings were completely rehabilitated and modernized in 2011 through the Department of Housing and Urban Development funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Source notes

U. S. Department of Labor Building Permit Survey 1939. Bulletin # 689. U. S. Government Printing Office: Washington: 1941.

"Frank Berry Courts Community Celebrates New Beginnings." (September 1, 2011). Retrieved from: www.meridianhousing.net

Mississippi Department of Archives & History. Historic Resources Inventory. Retrieved from: https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?id=32937&view=facts&y=1108

Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on November 4, 2018.

Location Info


42nd Avenue at 9th Street
Meridian, MS 39307

Coordinates: 32.3657778, -88.7198457

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