A Roof Over Their Heads : Dyess Colony Houses
Four-Room, Style A-1, Colony Home
One of nine styles for the four-room houses designed by Little Rock architect Howard Eichenbaum and built in the Dyess Colony. The federal government built 233 of the four-room sizes, using the nine styles to vary floorplans and exterior facades.
Top: Everett and Nola Sutton arrived in 1936 from Pike County. Everett Henson Collection.

Center: Photos from the National Archives, Records of the Works Projects Administration.

Bottom: Richard Lee and Nellie Sue Hurst who arrived from Jackson County in 1934 as some of the earliest colonists. They returned permanently to Jackson County after the 1937 flood forced evacuation of the Dyess Colony. Everett Henson Collection.
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Everett and Nola Sutton FamilyEverett and Nola Sutton Family
Four-Room A-1 Style HouseFour-Room A-1 Style House
Unloading a family at DyessUnloading a family at Dyess
Richard Lee Hurst  FamilyRichard Lee Hurst Family