From an article in the “Savannah Morning News” dated August 29, 1942 (transcribed by Charles E. Varner)


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Pine Gardens Will Be Built By Shipyard Workers


Approval was given plans for the Pine Gardens subdivision, near the Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation and described as a defense housing project, by Chatham County Commissioners at a meeting yesterday.

The petition submitted shows that Pine Gardens, Inc., a privately-owned enterprise, is acquiring seventy-five acres in a portion of the Brewton Hill tract.  It was filed by Thomas M. Gignilliat, attorney for the incorporators.  It will be located the Central of Georgia Railway tracks, the Savannah Golf Club, Twickenham Terrace and Causton Bluff.

No home is to cost less that $3,000, according to the petition.  The project, according to Mr. Gignilliat, has been approved by the Federal Housing Administration, and necessary priorities and approvals have been obtained.

The board of commissioners also approved plans for Ridgewood Annex, an extension of the Ridgewood subdivision on the far side of the city.