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Photo, Print, Drawing Ramsey Homes, East side of the 600 block of North Patrick Street, Alexandria, Alexandria (Independent City), VA

[ Drawings from Survey HABS VA-1511  ]

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[ Data Pages from Survey HABS VA-1511  ]
[ Photo Captions from Survey HABS VA-1511  ]

About this Item

Title

  • Ramsey Homes, East side of the 600 block of North Patrick Street, Alexandria, Alexandria (Independent City), VA

Names

  • Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
  • Smith, Delos H.
  • Smith, Werner, and Billings Architects
  • United States Housing Authority
  • Thulman, Robert K.
  • Associated Engineers Inc.
  • Federal Works Agency
  • Federal Public Housing Authority
  • Coffee, Carneal
  • Tivy, Cleveland B.
  • Daniels, Will
  • Witherspoon, George W.
  • Smith, Charles E.
  • Fabcrete Corporation
  • Sorg and Associates
  • Maas, Anna, historian
  • Sipe, Boyd, historian
  • Carroll, David, historian
  • Thunderbird Archeology, contractor
  • Reed, Nakita, delineator
  • Bucher, W. Ward, III, delineator
  • Wojciechowski, Joseph, delineator
  • Encore Sustainable Design, LLC, contractor
  • Lebovich, Bill, photographer
  • Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority, sponsor

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1933

Headings

  • -  housing
  • -  domestic life
  • -  African Americans
  • -  war (World War II)
  • -  triplexes (multiple dwellings)
  • -  garden apartments
  • -  concrete foundations
  • -  concrete block construction
  • -  hip roofs
  • -  affordable housing
  • -  defense industry
  • -  stucco
  • -  shutters
  • -  iron fences
  • -  Virginia -- Alexandria (Independent City) -- Alexandria

Latitude / Longitude

  • 38.811684,-77.04869

Notes

  • -  Significance: The Ramsey Homes were designed by Alexandria architect and architectural historian Delos H. Smith, FAIA, of Smith, Werner, and Billings Architects in the Modernist style in 1941 and completed by the United States Housing Authority (USHA) by 1942. The property contributes to the Uptown/Parker-Gray Historic District, which is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register, and National Register of Historic Places, and is located within the locally zoned Parker-Gray District. The district comprises most of the northwestern quadrant of the 1797 street grid and consists of small row houses and townhouses, local businesses, and warehouses, highway-oriented buildings on U.S. Route 1, and public housing units. Ramsey Homes contains 15 units in three foursquare quadruplexes and one L-plan triplex. They contribute to the historic district in the areas of social history and architecture, as "an example of the housing constructed with public funds, between 1940 and 1945, for defense workers during World War II" (Necciai and Drumond 2008). They are individually significant due to their association with African-American defense workers and affordable housing.
  • -  Survey number: HABS VA-1511
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1941-1942 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: after. 1964- before. 1970 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1995 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: after 2015 Subsequent Work
  • -  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 09001232

Medium

  • Photo(s): 18
  • Measured Drawing(s): 4
  • Data Page(s): 65
  • Photo Caption Page(s): 3

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HABS VA-1511

Source Collection

  • Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • va2262

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Delos H Smith, Werner Smith, United States Housing Authority, Robert K Thulman, Associated Engineers Inc, Federal Works Agency, et al., Lebovich, Bill, photographer. Ramsey Homes, East side of the 600 block of North Patrick Street, Alexandria, Alexandria Independent City, VA. Alexandria Virginia Independent City, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/va2262/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Smith, D. H., Smith, W., United States Housing Authority, Thulman, R. K., Associated Engineers Inc [...] Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority, S., Lebovich, B., photographer. (1933) Ramsey Homes, East side of the 600 block of North Patrick Street, Alexandria, Alexandria Independent City, VA. Alexandria Virginia Independent City, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/va2262/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographer by Lebovich, Bill. Ramsey Homes, East side of the 600 block of North Patrick Street, Alexandria, Alexandria Independent City, VA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/va2262/>.