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Aberdeen Gardens (Images of America)

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Aberdeen Gardens was established by Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal in 1934 as a model for housing following the Great Depression. Of the 55 similar areas in the United States, Aberdeen Gardens is especially significant because it is the only intact community built by blacks for blacks, many of whom were Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock defense workers. The original architectural plans, designed by Hilyard Robinson, included a school, multi-purpose building unit, community center, and tracts for 158 homes. The community center was never built, but several small stores occupied the shopping center across from Aberdeen School. Every prefurnished home was brick with an attached garage, indoor plumbing, a furnace, a porch, a very large yard, and a chicken coop.

About the Author

In its 71 years, the vibrant neighborhood has received awards, been recognized by various publications, and formed partnerships with surrounding Hampton Roads businesses, adjoining neighborhoods, and the City of Hampton through its Neighborhood Office Department. The authoring organization, the Aberdeen Gardens Heritage Committee, was appointed by the Aberdeen Gardens Historic and Civic Association, Inc., in 2004 to represent Greater Aberdeen Gardens in the Jamestown 400thanniversary celebration.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738552927
Author:
Aberdeen Gardens Heritage Committee
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Manufactured by:
Aberdeen Gardens Heritage Committee
Manufactured:
Aberdeen Gardens Heritage Committee
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
VA
Subject:
History
Subject:
Hampton (Va.) History.
Subject:
Hampton (Va.) - Social life and customs
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Arc
Subject:
PGA
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.20x6.59x.34 in. .70 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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