Construction newly completed, Jan. 2, 1937View showing the front of a newly constructed hospital building at the Florida State Prison - Raiford, Florida. 1937. Black & white photoprint, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.
A hospital at the Florida State Prison (in some documents referred to as the “Florida State Farm”), was constructed in 1936-7 as a New Deal-aided project. The Public Works Administration (PWA) supplied a $137,296 grant for the project, whose total cost was $339,851. The exact location and status of the building are presently unknown to Living New Deal. It is also possible that the project included the construction of other facilities on the prison grounds.
PWA Docket No. FL 1160-R
National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 91.
State Archives of Florida, Series 450: PWA Work Project Files, Box 1.
State Archives of Florida, collection P75-294: [State] Institutions, Board of Commissioners, Publicity materials of the Florida Construction Program, (PWA), 1936-1937.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 3, 2018.
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