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Trussville in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cahaba Project

"Slagheap Village"

 

— A government project under President Franklin D. Roosevelt —

 
Cahaba Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, January 4, 2010
1. Cahaba Project Marker
Inscription.  A total of 243 houses and 44 duplex units were constructed from 1936 - 1938 at an overall cost of $2,661,981.26. Cahaba residents rented from the government until 1947, when the houses and duplexes were sold to individuals at prices ranging from $4,400 to $9,000 each.
 
Erected 1999 by Alabama Historical Association / Trussville Historical Board.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list.
 
Location. 33° 37.314′ N, 86° 36.096′ W. Marker is in Trussville, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U. S. Highway 11) and Parkway Drive, on the left when traveling east on Main Street (U. S. Highway 11). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trussville AL 35173, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trussville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Trussville (about 600 feet away);
Cahaba Project Marker & Gazebo image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, January 4, 2009
2. Cahaba Project Marker & Gazebo
The Gazebo, a Trussville landmark was the original entrance to the Cahaba Project.
Trussville, Alabama (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Storehouse Burned By Federal Troops (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trussville Furnace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pioneer Massey Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Center Point, Alabama (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Clay Community (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trussville.
 
Additional keywords. New Towns, New Deal
 
Example of the duplex homes now single private residences. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 21, 2009
3. Example of the duplex homes now single private residences.
Heritage Hall was the Cahaba Project's Co-Op Store image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 21, 2009
4. Heritage Hall was the Cahaba Project's Co-Op Store
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,289 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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