Chavis Heights Public Housing

Contributors:
Dates:
1939-1941
Location:
Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address:
Chavis Way, Raleigh, NC
Status:
No longer standing
Type:
Residential
Note:
Chavis Heights (for black residents) and Halifax Court (for white residents) were built as some of the state's first New Deal public housing projects, shortly after establishment of the U. S. Housing Authority in 1938. Deitrick's design to provide "modern healthy homes" followed advanced current practice and was featured in Architectural Record in 1941. Chavis Heights included twelve 2-story brick units in a "superblock plan." Deitrick's plans for both complexes are in the Guy E. Crampton-William Henley Deitrick collection at Special Collections Research Center, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina