Garden State Chancellor Park Reconstruction – Irvington NJ

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook several improvements at what was then known as Chancellor Playground (and today known as Garden State Chancellor Park) beginning in 1936. The large-scale project involved “replacing two bridges washed away by storms, building new bleachers, regrading [baseball] diamond, etc. Cost of this work is figured as $25,693.90, WPA supplying $22,391.50.” (Herald)

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; August 1936 issue, page 6. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

"WPA to Spent $34,000 Here, Plant 700 Trees, Improve Playground"; Herald, Irvington, NJ, June 26, 1936.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 8, 2015.

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Location Info


Garden State Chancellor Park
Irvington, NJ 07111

Coordinates: 40.714751, -74.241351

2 comments on “Garden State Chancellor Park Reconstruction – Irvington NJ

  1. This money was funded by the WPA or was taken out the Irvington city budget? I’m interested in environmental protection and rehabilitation so I am so doing personal research on city – wide environmental projects such as these.

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