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.”
Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Thanksgiving 1937 (pg. 4) http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 6, 2017.
We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE