Depew Park Improvements – Peekskill NY

Description

The federal Work Projects Administration worked to improve Peekskill, New York’s Depew Park and Fort Hill Park during the 1930s.

One project (involving either/both parks) was described by the WPA in its project rolls: “Work includes constructing comfort station, shelter building, and fireplace; performing masonry, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work; installing water pipe, drinking fountains, and edging around running track; painting and roofing; [and] removing stone wall.”

WPA Official Project No.: 665-21-2-540.

Source notes

National Archives; Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration;
Records of the Project Control Division; microfilm publication T936; roll 9.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 16, 2014.

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Location Info


Depew Park
Peekskill, NY 10566

Coordinates: 41.2803913, -73.916877

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