Franklin High School Athletic Field – Portland OR

Description

In 1939 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed an athletic field at Portland’s Franklin High School as part of a larger commitment ($468,459) to the improvement of Portland public school properties.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
15000

Source notes

Barker, Neil Louis (1996) “The Works Progress Administration in Portland, Oregon: An Historical Narrative and Survey Report, 1935-1942.” Washington State University: Masters of Arts Thesis in History. Pp. 122.

Oregonian (1939) “Work Begins on New Field,” August 15, 1939.

Oregonian (1942) “Olden Dream Comes True: School Dedicates Franklin Statue,” May 9, 1942.

Project originally submitted by Judith T Kenny on May 16, 2022.

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Location Info


5405 SE Woodward St.
Portland, OR 97206

Coordinates: 45.503568, -122.606976

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