Mon, May 3, Brent McKee and Richard Walker Discuss the New Deal’s Impact on Washington DC


President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal had a significant impact on Washington, D.C. It led to the city’s first water treatment plant and miles of sewers to clean up the Potomac and Anacostia rivers; it expanded public schools, hospitals and public housing; and it improved miles of streets across the District. 

In this talk, Brent McKee and Richard Walker from the nonprofit Living New Deal will discuss the New Deal’s transformational impact on Washington from the National Mall to Judiciary Square. Living New Deal researches the immense riches of New Deal public works around the country and makes their findings publicly available through digital mapping and a website.

How to Participate

To participate, register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (12 p.m. EDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.  

About the D.C. Mondays Series

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Date: Mon. May 3rd, 2021

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New Deal Maps

Check out our latest map and guide to the work of the New Deal in Washington, D.C. It includes 500 New Deal sites in the District alone, highlighting 34 notable sites, and includes an inset map of the area around the National Mall which can be used for self-guided walking tours.

Take a look at our previous guides, equally comprehensive, covering key New Deal sites in San Francisco and New York City.