Cypress Hills National Cemetery
The WPA undertook work during the 1930s to improve Brooklyn, New York’s Cypress Hills National Cemetery (the only National Cemetery in New York City). One $110,000 project entailed: “[R]ehabilitate grounds and buildings which includes tree surgery, aligning, setting and resetting headstones, improvement to iron and chain link fences, laying concrete curb and other improvements to grounds and buildings …”
WPA Official Project No. 266-97-8000.
National Archives; Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration;
Records of the Project Control Division; microfilm publication T935; roll 41.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 13, 2014.
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