Coolidge Senior High School Recreation Center – Washington DC

Description

In 1942, the Washington Post reported the allocation of $27,600 to the Federal Works Agency (FWA) for new construction and/or improvements to the Coolidge Recreation Center adjacent to the new Coolidge Senior High School in the city’s northwest quadrant.

It is probable that the baseball field traces its origins back to the New Deal era and there are traces of former tennis courts, another common recreational elements of New Deal work.

Coolidge Senior High, built 1938-40, was also New Deal project.

Source notes

“Lanham Act projects are approved,” Washington Post, October 15, 1942, p. B1

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on March 11, 2015.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


3rd St. and Sheridan St. NW
Washington, DC 20011

Coordinates: 38.9673, -77.0172

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