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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

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 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