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Address: 1620 Heyman, Oklahoma City, OK County Oklahoma
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Will Rogers Courts is located east of S. Pennsylvania, south of Exchange Avenue. It was built by the WPA as a low-income housing project with an appropriation of $2,000,000. In 1939, it was taken over by the U.S. Housing Authority. Today, it remains a low-income housing addition under management by the Oklahoma Housing Authority. Rents range from $100 to $150 a month, with 354 units of efficiency, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments. There are 85 red-brick building, with composition shingle gabled roofs. They are built on concrete slab foundations and have small concrete steps and porches. Most of the buildings are one-story, with a few two-story. The buildings each contain 3, 4 or 6 apartments. Donald Gordon was the architect, and the landscaping was done under the supervision of the city’s park department. ”  [1]

An Outstanding example of a large modern Government housing complex.[3]

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  1. The Living New Deal
  2. Oklahoma Historical Society
  3. Oklahoma Landmarks Database
  4. WPA Publication, 1941, “A Guide to the Sooner State,” pp. 179-80.

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