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Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Franklin Housing Authority (FHA)/ Reddick Street

 
 
Franklin Housing Authority (FHA) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
1. Franklin Housing Authority (FHA) Marker
Inscription.  The Franklin Housing Authority (FHA) was chartered 1953 and from that point has been a leader in providing safe, affordable housing in the Franklin community. The FHA owns approximately 53 acres on six sites in the core of Franklin. These sites originally contained 308 public housing units. In 2010, a master redevelopment plan was designed which will increase the number of affordable housing units available due to the demolition and rebuilding of new housing. The FHA not only provides housing for low and moderate income families but also programming to assist those families in gaining the services and skills needed to help them become self-sufficient and in many cases homeowners.

Reddick Street
John Watt Reddick (1880-1941) was a prominent leader in the African-American community in Franklin. The son of Bolen Reddick (1840-1910) and Mariah McGavock Otey Reddick (1832-1922), he was a marksman in the U.S. Army and served in the Philippines during the Spanish American War. He worked as a L & N R.R. mail clerk with distinction. He served as Tennessee Grand Master of the Mosaic Templars, a benevolent society to protect
Franklin Housing Authority (FHA)/ Reddick Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, October 20, 2020
2. Franklin Housing Authority (FHA)/ Reddick Street Marker
widows and orphans. John W. Reddick was a strong advocate for the education of African American children during a time when their opportunities were limited by law and custom. In 1953, Reddick Homes and Reddick Street were named in honor of John Watt Reddick by the Franklin Housing Authority.
 
Erected 2017 by Williamson County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 54.907′ N, 86° 52.547′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Granbury Street 0.1 miles west of Columbia Avenue (Business U.S. 31), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beasley Town / Bate's Division on the Western Flank (within shouting distance of this marker); Epic Struggle in the Carter Garden (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle Ground Academy (about 700 feet away); 44th Missouri Infantry (about 700 feet away); Battle of Franklin (about 800 feet away); The Carter Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Entrenchment Federal Battle Line
Franklin Housing Authority (FHA) / Reddick Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 16, 2019
3. Franklin Housing Authority (FHA) / Reddick Street Marker
The Reddick Street development is in the background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Theodrick (Tod) Carter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Franklin Housing Authority website. (Submitted on October 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. John Watt Reddick. Find A Grave entry (Submitted on January 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The Reddick Street development as planned image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 5, 2019
4. The Reddick Street development as planned
The Reddick Street development as realized image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 5, 2019
5. The Reddick Street development as realized
John Watt Reddick image. Click for full size.
via Find A Grave, Unknown
6. John Watt Reddick
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on December 31, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6. submitted on January 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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