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Carver Court Public Housing Complex

 
 
Carver Court Public Housing Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 11, 2014
1. Carver Court Public Housing Complex Marker
Inscription. Built in 1945 for $468,700, Carver Court was a public housing development set up by the Orlando Housing Authority in an effort to stimulate the economy, resolve growing slum and housing problems, and meet local demands associated with the massive defense buildup that had occurred during World War II. The development consisted of 16 one-story buildings and 12 two-story buildings. Carver Court was a prime example of a planned residential community, reflecting important urban planning and housing design theories of the period. As a well-defined group of affordable, multi-family, residential buildings organized around open spaces, Carver Court exemplified public housing projects constructed throughout the country during the late 1930s and 1940s. A team of Orlando’s most prominent architects and landscape architects, including Arthur Beck (1899-1990), the first Jewish architect in Orlando, Herbert L. Flint, landscape designer for the first public housing complex in Jacksonville, and F. Earl DeLoe (b. 1893), designed the housing complex. Originally built to house African-American families, Carver Court reflected attitudes toward segregation and the housing of low-income families that were characteristic of the time.
 
Erected 2003 by Orlando Housing Authority and the Florida Department of State. (Marker
WIde view of the Carver Court Public Housing Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 11, 2014
2. WIde view of the Carver Court Public Housing Complex Marker
Number F-475.)
 
Location. 28° 31.922′ N, 81° 23.523′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Jernigan Avenue and South Lee Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Jernigan Avenue. Click for map. The marker is located in Carver Park, on Jernigan Avenue overlook at the lake. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Carver Court Public Housing Complex (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atlantic Coastline Station (approx. ¾ mile away); The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke (approx. 1.2 miles away); Orlando's First Settler, Aaron Jernigan (approx. 1.4 miles away); Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mathew Robinson Marks (approx. 1.4 miles away); Orlando Reeves (approx. 1.5 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Orlando.
 
Regarding Carver Court Public Housing Complex. The last buildings of Carver Court were demolished in 2001. The Orlando Housing Authority Carver Park HOPE VI community now occupies the site.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carver Court Residents Can Start Packing - Orlando Sentinel. (Submitted on March 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Orlando Housing Authority: Photos of (Carver Court) Distressed Units. (Submitted on March 18, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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