Cincinnati Zoo: Bear Pit - Cincinnati OHSource: Short, Charles Wilkins, and Rudolph Stanley-Brown. Public Buildings, 1939
The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Bear Pit at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati OH. The enclosure contained three pits for polar and brown bears. The design of the exhibit sought to emulate a natural environment for the animals.
The project was completed in 1937. The construction cost was $94,873 and the total cost was $107,041.
Short, Charles Wilkins, and Rudolph Stanley-Brown. Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration. Public Works Administration, 1939.
Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on May 4, 2021.
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