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Post Office Reliefs – Matawan NJ

Date added: July 12, 2013

The post office contains a set of plaster reliefs by Armin A. Scheler created with Section of Fine Arts funding in 1939. The reliefs are titled “Philip Freneau Freeing the Slaves,” “Rural Mill,” “Old Hospital,” “Old Glenwood Institute,” and “First… read more

Post Office – Matawan NJ

Date added: July 12, 2013

The historic post office in Matawan, New Jersey was constructed in 1937 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building is still in use today.

Post Office (former) Mural – Manalapan NJ

Date added: July 5, 2013

This dramatic mural depicting Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth was painted for the (now-former) Freehold, N.J. post office in 1935 by Gerald Foster. It was funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. The mural now hangs in… read more

Post Office (former) – Freehold NJ

Date added: July 5, 2013

Constructed by the Treasury in 1934. The building was expanded in 1957-62. The post office moved to a new facility in 1991, and this building is now the Monmouth County Veterans Memorial Building and home to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s… read more

Post Office (former) – Hightstown NJ

Date added: July 5, 2013

Constructed with federal Treasury Department funds in 1936, Hightstown’s historic post office building presently houses the offices of a microbiological testing company. The post office moved to a new facility in 1975.

Roosevelt Park Sculpture – Edison NJ

Date added: June 27, 2013

Roosevelt Park contains a WPA sculpture by Waylande Gregory entitled “Light Dispelling Darkness.” “Most visitors to Roosevelt Park in Edison, New Jersey will pass by this empty fountain thinking not much of it, their attention focused on the globe perched… read more

Roosevelt Park – Edison NJ

Date added: June 27, 2013

Roosevelt Park is located in Edison, New Jersey. It contains a number of picnic groves and sports facilities. The WPA did major work on the park in the 1930s. In addition to general park development, a monument honoring the laborers… read more

Jersey City Medical Center (former) – Jersey City NJ

Date added: June 27, 2013

The old Jersey City Medical Center complex along Montgomery Avenue was constructed in stages beginning in 1928. Several buildings at the facility were constructed as part of federal Public Works Administration projects during the Great Depression. NJCU.edu: “After its completion… read more

Ocean Front Boardwalk – Spring Lake NJ

Date added: June 27, 2013

This WPA boardwalk was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. “After Hurricane Sandy, pieces of the boardwalk lay strewn on the beach or across the street on residents’ lawns. Only the original concrete pilings were left standing. As… read more

Ridgewood NJ Post Office

Post Office – Ridgewood NJ

Date added: January 14, 2013

The historic post office in Ridgewood, New Jersey was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds in 1937. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in service.

Post Office Murals – Plainfield NJ

Date added: December 29, 2012

This early 20th century post office contains two tempera murals by Anton Refregier. Painted under the aegis of the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, the murals “Folklore of America” and “Quilting Bee” were created in 1942: “The tempera murals are… read more

Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey – Alpine NJ

Date added: October 30, 2012

The Palisades Interstate Park system, a major beneficiary of New Deal public works projects, spans New York and New Jersey and stretches from The Palisades—cliffs overlooking the Hudson River in sight of Manhattan—to forested hills dotted with lakes in the… read more

Roosevelt NJ Completed Homes

Resettlement Community Housing – Roosevelt NJ

Date added: October 7, 2012

“In December 1935, the Resettlement Administration hired Alfred Kastner, a German-born architect and city planner who was known for his designs for low-cost housing, as Principal Architect. Kastner, in turn, hired Louis I. Kahn, then a young architect, as his… read more

Jersey Homesteads Garment Factory 1936

Garment Factory (former) – Roosevelt NJ

Date added: October 7, 2012

“Five hundred acres of the 1,200 acre tract were to be used for farming, and the remaining portion for 200 houses on 1/2 acre plots, a community school, a factory building, a poultry yard and modern water and sewer plants…. read more