The Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, Inc. will hold its second public meeting Tuesday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the pavilion on The Mall.
The meeting will include guest speakers, who will speak about Cahaba Project architecture; video presentations; and discussion about the future of the historic area. Food trucks will be on site near Cahaba Elementary School starting at 5 p.m.
The Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, Inc. has held one public meeting on The Mall in the Cahaba Project on May 22. Watch it in its entirety here:
The mission of the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, Inc., is to support through education, outreach and civic involvement such things that promote, perpetuate and enhance the value of the community as a historic district designated on the National Register of Historic Places.
The nonprofit organization is comprised of President Amy Peterson O’Brien, Vice President Kathy Prince, Secretary Cathy Freeman, Treasurer Meg Ward and Historian Gary Lloyd.
The Cahaba Project, a Resettlement Administration housing project consisting of 244 single-family homes and 43 duplexes, was constructed between 1936 and 1938 at a cost of $2,661,981.26. The total cost included work on public utilities, streets, curbs, gutters and public buildings comprising the high school, community building and co-operative store. The acreage cost was not included. Skirting the housing development was a green stretch of properties designated as park areas to protect the encroachment of any development that may detract from the beauty of the community. The properties took two years to construct and were opened in April 1938. A waterworks, sewage disposal plant, paved and lighted streets, and some sidewalks were provided.
The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.