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Original Otto Wester Doors

Roosevelt Public School – Roosevelt NJ

Date added: October 7, 2012

The school was constructed as part of the original Resettlement Administration settlement. Parts of the original school have since been added, but portions of the building are still original. The building houses the town’s beloved Ben Shahn mural, as well… read more

Mural painted by Ben Shahn at the community building. Hightstown, New Jersey.

Ben Shahn Mural – Roosevelt NJ

Date added: October 7, 2012

The Farm Security Administration commissioned this mural in 1937-38 to commemorate the New Deal resettlement community of Jersey Homesteads, now called Roosevelt, N.J. The mural can still be seen in the Roosevelt Public School. “Ben Shahn’s mural for the community… read more

Town of Roosevelt, Late 1930s

Town of Roosevelt – Roosevelt NJ

Date added: October 5, 2012

A cooperative community founded under the New Deal’s Resettlement Administration: “The town of Roosevelt was established by the federal government—one of the many planned cooperative communities created under President Roosevelt’s New Deal during the Great Depression. Originally called Jersey Homesteads,… read more

Parvin State Park and CCC Camp – Pittsgrove NJ

Date added: October 1, 2012

“In 1930, the State purchased 918 acres of land and a 108 acre lake.  On September 12, 1931 the property was dedicated as Parvin State Park. The new Park continued to be a popular recreation area, adding camping to its… read more

"Morning Mail"

Post Office Relief – Boonton NJ

Date added: August 20, 2012

Wooden relief entitled “Morning Mail” created by artist Enid Bell in 1939. Originally in a historic post office building, the relief now hangs in Boonton’s 1970s post office.

"The Marsh" and "The City"

Post Office Murals – Kearny NJ

Date added: August 20, 2012

This post office contains two Treasury funded murals by Albert Kotin painted in 1938: “The City” and “The Marsh.”

Lincoln Tunnel

Lincoln Tunnel – New York to New Jersey

Date added: January 9, 2012

The Lincoln Tunnel is a 1.5-mile long tunnel under the Hudson River, from  Weehawken, New Jersey to the borough of Manhattan.  The  project was funded by the New Deal’s Public Works Administration and the design was by Ole Singstad. Construction began in March 1934 and… read more

Gittone Stadium

Gittone Stadium – Vineland NJ

Date added: January 6, 2012

"One regional example of these structures is the Vineland High School Stadium, built by the WPA and dedicated in October 1938. It was soon after renamed Gittone Memorial Field in honor of Harry A. Gittone, proponent of local scholastic sports… read more

West Orange Town Hall

Town Hall – West Orange NJ

Date added: December 17, 2011

"The new municipal building replaces an old and obsolete structure which was inadequate in size and had no proper facilities for the storage of records. Some of the municipal offices were in temporary buildings, some in rented quarters and there… read more

West Orange National Guard Armory

National Guard Armory – West Orange NJ

Date added: December 17, 2011

Originally the 102d Cavalry Armory, this facility was constructed with the aid of Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. “This city is a residential suburb near New York. It has a population of approximately 25,000. The building contains a large riding… read more

Teaneck Public Library

Teaneck Public Library – Teaneck NJ

Date added: December 17, 2011

“Teaneck is a rapidly growing residential community in the metropolitan area of New York City. The former library building became inadequate. Alterations were made to the present building and two end wings were added. The old portion is shown in… read more

Woodrow Wilson School, Westfield, New Jersey

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School – Westfield NJ

Date added: December 17, 2011

“This school made possible the abandonment of four dilapidated portable buildings which were being used for classes due to the extreme overcrowding of the two existing elementary schools. The project and its equipment are planned for a future addition which… read more

Jonathan Dayton School, Springfield, New jersey

Jonathan Dayton High School – Springfield NJ

Date added: December 17, 2011

“This high school in Union County accommodates the students of 7 communities which formerly had no high-school facilities within their boundaries. Its site has an area of 16 1/2 acres and has been graded and landscaped and provided with playing… read more

Ho-ho-kus School

Ho-Ho-Kus Public School – Ho-Ho-Kus NJ

Date added: December 17, 2011

“The new school occupies the corner of a 7-acre lot, permitting the development of athletic and play fields. It is a combination grade and junior high school and provides an auditorium and gymnasium, as well as the necessary classrooms and… read more

Sewage Treatment Plant – Rahway NJ

Date added: July 26, 2007

‘The sewage treatment plant… cares for the sewage from the south district of the settlement, and the process consists of primary sedimentation, aeration, secondary sedimentation, and chlorination. The project included also a main intercepting sewer. The character of the concrete… read more