Battery Kemble Park Improvements – Washington DC

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Description

In 1936, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted cleanup efforts at Battery Kemble Park, the site of a Civil War-era fort in the city’s western corner. Crews removed underbrush, poisonous plants, and dead trees to make the park more welcoming to the public.

Source notes

District of Columbia Works Progress Administration, “Improving Parks of Capital,” Work: A Journal of Progress, Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept. 1936, p. 10

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Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on June 5, 2015.

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Location Info


3035 Chain Bridge Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20016

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Coordinates: 38.9300, -77.0957

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