Historic Markers Across Alabama



Cahaba Project



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of Main Street (U. S. Highway 11) and Parkway Drive, Trussville, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 37.314    W 086° 36.096
  33.6219    -86.6016
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Cahaba Project
"Slagheap Village"
— A government project under President Franklin D. Roosevelt —


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.







End of Cahaba Project