City Garage – Glendale CA

Description

A 1939 Report on WPA works in Southern California describes WPA involvement in the construction of this large city garage, which is still standing today. WPA Work Project No. 996 employed an average of 79 men for 7 months.

“Sponsored by the City of Glendale, [the project] provided for the completion of a garage building started under the S.E.R.A. (State Emergency Relief Administration)

This building, which is located on Isabel Street adjacent to the City Hall, [also a New Deal project] is for the purpose of centrally storing and maintaining city owned trucks, passenger cars and other equipment.

The structure is ell-shaped, having a one story portion containing 7200 square feet of floor space, and a two story section with 10,350 square feet of floor area. The building is constructed of reinforced concrete and structural steel with a sheet metal roof supported on steel trusses.

The total cost to complete this structure was $70,885 of which $24,715 was derived from Federal funds.”

Source notes

Connolly, Donald H. and G. I. Farman. Report of Accomplishment of the Operations Division. Works Progress Administration, Southern California. January 1, 1939.

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on December 31, 2015.

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Location Info


120 N. Isabel St
Glendale, CA 91206

Coordinates: 34.1472199, -118.248446

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