New Brooklyn Homes

Contributors:
Variant Name(s):
Taylor Homes
Dates:
1939
Location:
Wilmington, New Hanover County
Street Address:
Bounded by N. 4th St., Nixon St., N. 6th St. and Seaboard Air Line Railroad right-of-way, Wilmington, NC
Status:
No longer standing
Type:
Residential
Note:
Built as New Brooklyn Homes, the first public housing project in the state, the complex consisted of 246 family units. It was renamed Taylor Homes in 1943 for the Wilmington born architect, Robert R. Taylor, the first black man to graduate from MIT in Architecture and whose principal body of work can be seem on the Tuskegee College campus. The project was demolished ca. 2008.