Triangle Homes Public Housing – Laurel MS

City:
Laurel, MS

Site Type:
Public Housing, Civic Facilities

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

Started:
1940

Completed:
1941

Contractor:
W. J. McGee and Son

Quality of Information:
Good

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

Triangle Homes for African American families was constructed 1940-1941 by W. J. McGee and Son for a base bid of $325,866. Two-story row houses are still in use in the triangle formed by South Maple Street and South 4th Avenue.

A grant in 2018 funds replacement units and construction has been initiated on new facilities across the street from Triangle Homes. It is unknown when the row houses will be demolished.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory Database. "Triangle Homes." Retrieved October 22, 2019 from https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Laurel&County=Any

Slum clearance projects starts soon in Laurel. (Aug. 19, 1939). Clarion-Ledger, p. 2.

Housing Project at Laurel will start next week. (Dec. 7, 1939). Clarion-Ledger, p. 5.

LHA making way for $14.1M housing development. May 28, 2018. The Laurel Leader Call.

Annual Report of the United States Housing Authority, Federal Public Housing Authority, 1941.

Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on November 10, 2019.

Location Info


S. Maple Street and S. 4th Avenue
Laurel, Mississippi 39443

Coordinates: 31.6886216, -89.130514

Site Details

Federal Cost
$325,866.00

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