Welcome to the Archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The purpose of this online database is to function as a tool for scholars, students, architects, preservationists, journalists and other interested parties. The archive consists of photographs, slides, articles and publications from Rudolph’s lifetime; physical drawings and models; personal photos and memorabilia; and contemporary photographs and articles.

Unless otherwise noted, all images and drawings are copyright © The Estate of Paul Rudolph and The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to get permission to use any drawings or photos. Drawings, sketches and other materials produced by Rudolph’s architectural office at the Library of Congress are maintained there for preservation, but the intellectual property rights belong to the Paul Rudolph Estate and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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LOCATION
Address: 1205 China Street
City: Vicksburg
State: Mississippi
Zip Code: 39183
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 32.35062, -90.87568

STATUS
Type: Housing
Status: Built, Altered

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1968
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Architect: Paul Rudolph
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Housing for Magnolia Homes

  • A large slum area in Vicksburg, Miss had to be cleared away to build the Fredella Village Apartments.

  • This project had 28 housing units with a upper and lower section. Each of these units were prefabricated and it took 8 days to erect all of the units.

  • They used a new construction system called “piggyback” housing, by mass-producing the units in the factory and transported them to the site where they stacked one on top of the other through huge cranes.

  • The project was designed to house low-income families with the rent being $115/M for a four-room apartment.

  • It was featured in the 1968 issue of Life Magazine.

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION

RELATED DOWNLOADS

PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Rossell, T. (2013, May 08). How Paul Rudolph gave Vicksburg a Brutal piggyback. Retrieved from https://misspreservation.com/2013/05/08/how-paul-rudolph-gave-vicksburg-a-brutal-piggyback/