City Hall Landscaping and Parking Lot – Medford MA

Description

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) landscaped the area surrounding Medford’s new City Hall in 1937.

WPA Bulletin: “A beautiful building in shoddy surroundings is like a beautiful woman in slatternly dress with unkempt hair. Extensive landscaping by WPA has beautified the surroundings of Medford’s $500,000 city hall. … Green grass is growing where the old wooden Everett School (now razed) stood.”

Work also included the creation of a “bituminous-topped parking space capable of accommodating 300 motors.”

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Thanksgiving 1937 (pg. 4)
http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 6, 2017.

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Location Info


85 George P Hassett Dr.
Medford, MA 02155

Coordinates: 42.418416, -71.106234

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