Barry Farm Playground – Washington DC

Project type: Parks and recreation
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Description

In 1942, the Washington Post reported the allocation of $18,204 by the Federal Works Agency (FWA) for new construction and improvements to the Barry Farm Playground.

As part of the PlayDC initiative, the recreation center on the site was demolished in 2014 to make way for a new facility. It is unclear if traces of the New Deal work at the playground were lost in the process.

Source notes

“Lanham Act projects are approved,” Washington Post, October 15, 1942, p. B1

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on March 11, 2015.

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Location Info


1230 Sumner Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020

Coordinates: 38.8606, -76.9966

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