Dunlap in Sequatchie County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Dunlap Community Building
of Historic Places
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 35° 22.296′ N, 85° 23.446′ W. Marker is in Dunlap, Tennessee, in Sequatchie County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Street and Rankin Avenue (U.S. 127), on the right when traveling east on Cherry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 Cherry St, Dunlap TN 37327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thunder in the Valley (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chapel Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Madison (approx. 5.4 miles away); Wheeler's Raid (approx. 5½ miles away); Sequatchie College (approx. 11.3 miles away); Corral Road (approx. 12.9 miles away); Judge M.M. Allison (approx. 13.3 miles away); Poe's Tavern (approx. 14.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunlap.
Regarding Dunlap Community Building.
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his New Deal relief programs, few people in Sequatchie County were affected. Some of the young men were shipped off to Civilian Conservation Corps camps, but it was not until the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the National Youth Administration that relief came to the citizens of Sequatchie County. Over the four years that the NYA was working on the Community Building, the organization employed ninety-six young men, who where neither in school nor working full time, to work on the project. These young men participated in all aspects of construction on the Community Building and learned craftsmanship skills which were to be useful to them when they later entered the adult job-market.
Also see . . . Dunlap Community Building. National Register of Historic Places nomination (PDF) and photographs (separate PDF) submitted for the building, which was listed in 1994. (National Park Service) (Submitted on May 9, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.