Brooklyn College – Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College was created in the 1930s with the assistance of the New Deal.  The five original buildings, including a library and gymnasium, were built with PWA funding and the grounds were landscaped by WPA workers. The college’s web page… read more

Brooklyn College: Library Murals – Brooklyn NY

"Famous Libraries of the World"

Brooklyn College Library contains two WPA Federal Arts Project murals entitled “Famous Libraries of the World” painted by Olindo Mario Ricci in 1936-1939. A plaque on the wall near the murals reads: “Gracing the Library’s grandest reading room are murals of… read more

Brooklyn College: Library – Brooklyn NY

The Brooklyn College Library is one of the original buildings on the campus, part of a massive federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project undertaken in 1935-37. Construction on the library building began in 1936. The library houses WPA murals by Olindo… read more

Brooklyn College: Boylan Hall – Brooklyn NY

Boylan Hall is one of the original buildings on the Brooklyn College campus, serving originally as the Administrative and Academic Building.  It was constructed as part of a massive federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project undertaken during the Great Depression.

Brooklyn College: Ingersoll Hall – Brooklyn NY

Ingersoll Hall is one of the original buildings on the Brooklyn College campus, constructed as part of a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project undertaken during the Great Depression, 1935 t0 1937.

Brooklyn College: Roosevelt Hall – Brooklyn NY

Roosevelt Hall is one of the five original buildings on the Brooklyn College campus, then serving as the school’s gymnasium.  It was built as part of a massive federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project undertaken during the Great Depression, 1935-37. Construction took place ca. 1936…. read more

Brooklyn College: Landscaping – Brooklyn NY

The buildings of Brooklyn College were financed by a massive federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project undertaken during the Great Depression. After the buildings were constructed, Works Progress Administration (WPA) laborers worked on improving the campus, primarily through landscaping efforts, beginning in 1938…. read more

Brooklyn College: Heating Plant – Brooklyn NY

The Heating Plant at Brooklyn College is one of the original buildings on the school’s campus, constructed as part of a massive federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project undertaken during the Great Depression. Construction was completed c. 1936.