Burroughs Playground Improvements – Washington DC

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Description

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) completed improvements at theBurroughs Playground in Washington DC, between 1934 and 1935.

The work consisted of the following improvements: “Resurfaced two tennis courts.”

The playground is on the school grounds of the John Burroughs Elementary School and is used as a school grounds and community playground.

Source notes

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1935, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936, p. 116.

Struggle Marks 25 Years Of Playground History,” Sunday Star, September 13, 1936, p. F-1 (accessed September 2, 2020).

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on August 31, 2020.

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Location Info


18th and Monroe streets
Washington, DC 20018

Coordinates: 38.9336, -76.9775

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