Freebody Park Improvements – Newport RI

Description

In Newport, Rhode Island “the WPA built sidewalks and most of the stone walls, grandstands, concession buildings and other facilities in Newport’s public parks. Vernon Park, Freebody Park and Cardines Field are the most visible examples.”

At Freebody Park, the extent of WPA work is unclear as the astounding stone perimeter wall bears a 1932 date stamp, which pre-dates the New Deal.

Source notes

http://newporthistory.org/2013/history-bytes-wpa-construction-projects/ (accessed Mar. 2018)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 9, 2018.

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Location Info

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Freebody St.
Newport, RI

Location notes: Coordinates for park wall

Coordinates: 41.482037, -71.305920

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