The Works Progress Administration built facilities at the Palisades Interstate Park, State Line Lookout in Alpine NJ. The park facilities include a snack bar, hiking trails, picnicking facilities, cross-country skiing, scenic views of Palisades and Hudson River.
The Alley Dwelling Authority (ADA) and the Federal Works Agency (FWA) funded the construction of the Stoddert Dwellings in Washington, DC in 1942. Today, the DC Housing Authority manages “Stoddert Terrace,” in the same general area (and perhaps the same exact… read more
The East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) was formed in 1934 and acquired land for parks from the East Bay Municipal Water District. The first parks were Tilden, Sibley, Temescal and Redwood in the East Bay Hills behind Berkeley and… read more
The East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) was formed in 1934 and acquired land for parks from the East Bay Municipal Water District in 1936. The first parks were Tilden, Sibley, Temescal and Redwood in the East Bay Hills behind… read more
The Civilian Conservation Corps built the picnic area on Henry Hudson Drive near the Hudson River in the Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey.
New Deal work relief and conservation crews cleared hundreds of acres of trees and brush and planted hundreds of thousands of trees and shrubs in three of the original units of the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD): Tilden, Temescal,… read more
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a number of stone comfort stations (restrooms) at picnic areas in Tilden Regional Park in 1940-42. It is possible that some were also built earlier by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which laid out… read more
After the Public Works Administration (PWA) financed the construction of Lake Anza in Tilden Park by damming Wildcat Creek, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the Bath House and ancillary buildings, c 1940. This work was part of a major… read more