First Houses Animal Sculptures – New York NY

Description

The First Houses public housing development was constructed by the WPA in 1935. It is decorated throughout the courtyard and on the walls here and there with small animal statues and carvings. The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation plaque at the site says: “The paved courtyard is enlivened by freestanding and applied animal sculpture, designed by artists associated with the Works Progress Administration.”

One artist involved was Adolf Wolff, who created a statue of a monkey.

Source notes

Bruce I. Bustard, A New Deal for the Arts (Seattle: The University of Washington Press, 1997), 53.

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Location Info


138 E 3rd
New York, NY 10009

Coordinates: 40.723749, -73.985834

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