A Roof Over Their Heads : Dyess Colony Houses
Five-Room, Style E-5, Colony Home
One of eight styles for the five-room houses designed by Little Rock architect Howard Eichenbaum and built in the Dyess Colony. The federal government built 206 of the five-room sizes, using the eight styles to vary floorplans and exterior facades.
Top: The Ray and Carrie Cash home in 1936, one year after moving to Dyess from Cleveland County. Small boy on the front steps is either Jack Cash or J. R. (Johnny) Cash. Courtesy of Glenetta Rivers Burks.

Bottom left: Photo from the National Archives, Records of the Works Projects Administration.

Bottom right: The Willie and Ruby Bailey family who arrived in1936 from Lee County. The deep drainage ditch along the road in front of their house was typical in order to keep water from flooding houses, fields and roads. Courtesy of Robert Box.
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