Old Newark SchoolThe structure is currently abandoned. Source: Google Street View © All Rights Reserved
With the consolidation of the numerous one-room school houses into a central facility, the Works Progress Administration helped construct a gymnasium for the school district.
“WPA Project No. 265-1-63-83, $26,321, Total funds $47,163, Application date 12-12-41, Average Employed 48. “Construct a school gymnasium building and perform work incidental and appurtenant thereto. Publicly owned property. Sponsor: Newark School District #33.”
A new facility was constructed in 1984 and Newarks school district was consolidated into the Cord-Charlotte School District to create the Cedar Ridge School District in 2004.
Newark Schools and Education: (http://www.newarkarkansas.com/schools.html), accessed August 1, 2018.
WPA Job Card, Fresno Public Library, San Joaquin Valley Heritage & Genealogy Center
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on August 2, 2018.
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