Eastern High School Recreation Center Improvements – Washington DC

Description

In 1942, the Washington Post reported the allocation of $12,925 to the Federal Works Agency (FWA) for new construction and/or improvements to Eastern High School’s recreation center.  The report does not specify what work was to be done.

The current status of the New Deal improvements is unkonwn. The baseball diamond part of the high school fields may well have its origin in the work of the early 1940s.

The high school itself, constructed in 1923, was not a 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


1700 E Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Coordinates: 38.8914, -76.9791

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