Fort Hill High School – Cumberland MD

Description

The PWA helped in the construction of the main school building, while the WPA was responsible for the school’s football stadium, tennis courts and much of the surrounding grounds.

“New Deal funding relating to Fort Hill was formally initiated in November 1934 and September 1935, respectively, when the PWA committed federal funds not to exceed $230,000. The project was labeled PWA Docket #7323. Other sources brought the total amount pledged for the school to $600,000…

While the PWA’s funding provided for a major portion of the cost of Fort Hill High School, it was a $60,000 WPA funding package that initiated the building of a stadium adjoining it.”
(www.forthills.com)

Source notes

Project submitted by Brent McKee.
http://www.wpatoday.org/Fort_Hill_High_School.html

http://www.forthillhs.com/Information/infobio.html
http://digital.lib.umd.edu/archivesum/actions.DisplayEADDoc.do?source=MdU.ead.histms.0009.xml&style=ead

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Location Info


500 Greenway Ave.
Cumberland, MD 21502

Location notes:

Coordinates: 39.644559, -78.749203

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