(Former) Foxboro State Hospital: Laundry Building
The former Foxboro State Hospital was greatly expanded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with the aid of Federal funds, during the New Deal era. One Federal Public Works Administration-assisted project saw the construction of four buildings on the State Hospital campus, including the Laundry Building, which has been slated for demolition in 2014.
Construction details: “masonry exterior bearing, concrete pier and floor slab, steel column, beam and flat roof deck.” The Foxboro Reporter wrote that the building, “one story and basement, 150 feet long and 75 feet wide, of first class brick and stone, will be constructed at a cost of about $77,000.”
The state proceeded with construction of the new building despite the slashing of PWA grant and loan money from $77,000 to $22,500.
"Building Bids Received"; The Foxboro Reporter, "Jun. 16, 1934 (page 1, column 5). "Foxborough: Gem of Norfolk County" by Jack Anthelet, Foxborough Historical Commission, 2001 (page 144).
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 4, 2014.
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