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.
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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