Thomasville Heights Projects

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Thomasville Heights Housing Projects
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Statusdemolished
Units350
Constructed1967
Demolished2010
Governing
Body
Atlanta Housing Authority

Thomasville Heights was a 350-unit public housing project in Atlanta, Georgia, built in 1967, demolished in 2010, and replaced with section-8 housing, Forest Cove Apartments. [1] The project made national headlines in the 1980s and 1990s with the child abduction cases and the murder of Officer Johantgen. [2] [3] [4]

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References

  1. Ma'Lika (27 April 2015). "To Develop or To Demolish: Closing of Atlanta Housing Projects".
  2. Rhonda Cook, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Atlanta cop killer re-sentenced 25 years after murder". myajc.
  3. "ATLANTANS' FEELINGS MIXED ON VERDICT". The New York Times. 1 March 1982.
  4. "Atlanta child killings trial opens Monday".