BGS Meeting — January 22, 2011 — Rammed Earth Houses: An American Vision in the New Deal

The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (ex. Nov. & Dec.) at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are always welcome!

Next meeting: Saturday, January 22nd at 2 p.m.; Meet & Greet at 1:30 p.m.

Meeting Room: Story Castle on the 2nd Floor

Speaker: Beth Hunter, Graduate Student, UAB

Program Topic: Rammed Earth Houses: An American Vision in the New Deal

This presentation will highlight the Rammed Earth Houses in the Gardendale/Mt. Olive colony. These seven houses are unique in that they are the only such houses built by the government during the New Deal. A brief overview of the colony, colony life and the societal roles men and women played in the colony will be presented. Slides will include the making of a Rammed Earth House and current photos of the houses. Mrs. Hunter will bring a scrapbook of articles for your perusal after her presentation.

Note:  This program was originally scheduled for June 2010, but had to be canceled.  Please join us to hear more about Gardendale’s Rammed Earth Houses.


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