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Fontana Public Facilities

Fontana Public Facilities

ca. 1945

These correspondence documents discuss the level of detail TVA planners put into the community of Fontana Village to make it...

Tags: City Planning | North Carolina | Public Facilities
Fontana Town Map

Fontana Town Map

May 1943

This is a full map of Fontana Village showing housing, shopping, facilities, recreational areas, and evidence of segregation...

Tags: City Planning | Map | North Carolina | Public Facilities
Laundry Building

Laundry Building

Date

While electricy was a central feature in all TVA communities, laundry appliances were not yet a household item. These drawings show the plans...

Tags: City Planning | North Carolina
Local Responsibilities

Local Responsibilities

May 13, 1941

The Tennessee Valley Authority built communities to house the dam construction crews and their families. Once completed, TVA wanted the permanent...

Tags: City Planning | Housing | Tennessee
Norris Town Planning

Norris Town Planning

ca. 1936

TVA published this article to promote and advertise the town of Norris, Tennessee...

Tags: City Planning | Housing | Tennessee
NEW Town of Norris

NEW Town of Norris

November 24, 1933

TVA issued this press release to generate interest in the town of Norris, Tennessee...

Tags: City Planning | Housing | Tennessee
Segregation at TVA Towns

Segregation at TVA Towns

January 28, 1935

These construction plans depict designs for segregated cafeterias and schools at Pickwick and Fontana Dams...

Tags: African Americans | Cafeterias | City Planning | Housing | North Carolina | Tennessee
Utopia Letter

Utopia Letter

June 29, 1935

This letter questions if TVA was trying to create a utopian community when it planned Norris, Tennessee...

Tags: City Planning | Tennessee
Mobilizing the Region's Agricultural Resources for War

House Type A-7

ca. 1935

TVA used this drawing and floor plan as a visual aid to help communities learn more about prefabricated houses...

Tags: City Planning | Housing | Tennessee
Demountable Houses

Demountable Houses

ca. 1935

These photos demonstrate how quickly a demountable house could be put together on site...

Tags: City Planning | Housing | Tennessee