Baldwin Drive – New Haven CT

Description

With funding from the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and, later, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the City of New Haven CT was able to construct a parkway from West Rock Park to a location six miles away known as Bethany Gap.

According to the New Haven Museum, funds appropriated for the construction of the parkway helped “put unemployed persons to work during a period of record unemployment in the nation and state.”

Baldwin Drive continues to serve residents today. 

Source notes

“Baldwin Parkway an Outstanding Project,” Parks & Recreation, September 1936.

“West Rock Park Baldwin Drive,” New Haven Museum. https://www.newhavenmuseum.org/museum-collections/online-exhibitions/micro-histories/west-rock-park-baldwin-drive/

Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on June 11, 2022.

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Location Info


Baldwin Drive
New Haven, CT

Coordinates: 41.347583, -72.970814

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