Merry Lane Courts – Jackson TN

City:
Jackson, TN

Site Type:
Civic Facilities, Public Housing

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

Started:
1940

Designer:
Frazier Smith

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

The 96-unit public housing was constructed for African-Americans during the Great Depression. It was demolished following damage from a tornado in 2003.

Source notes

Van West, C. (2001). Tennessee’s New Deal Landscape: A Guidebook. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. Secretary named. (March 20, 1940). The Kingsport Times, p. 6.

Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on December 20, 2014.

Location Info


450 Taten Street
Jackson, Tennessee 38301

Coordinates: 35.6107, -88.8187

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One comment on “Merry Lane Courts – Jackson TN

  1. Brandon Woods

    I’m from here I still currently stay in this town very happy to know there’s history about my birthplace and I have more and would love to learn more about merry lane court and more places

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  1. Brandon Woods

    I’m from here I still currently stay in this town very happy to know there’s history about my birthplace and I have more and would love to learn more about merry lane court and more places

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