Detroit Zoological Park Improvements – Royal Oak MI

Description

New Deal agencies undertook a variety of improvements at the Detroit Zoological Park in Royal Oak, Michigan. Between 1933 and 1937, the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded and built exhibits, service facilities, and buildings at the park.

The WPA carried out construction and landscaping in the park between 1935 and 1937. This investment resulted in the completion of an animal hospital and administration building.  (Detroit Zoo website)

 

Source notes

“The Detroit Zoological Park,” Parks & Recreation, July 1936.

“DZS Timeline,” Detroit Zoological Society. https://detroitzoo.org/about/your-detroit-zoo/zoo-timeline/

Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on June 19, 2022.

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Location Info


8450 W 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Coordinates: 42.47594, -83.14756

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