Harris FieldHarris Field in the Bronx at Bedford Park Boulevard and Goulden Avenue, built by the WPA in 1941, a ten-acre athletic field that can host four baseball games at once.
The New York Times reported in Sept. 1941 that “WPA crews are busy on twelve other park and playground projects in other parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx … [Projects in the Bronx…] At Harris Park, Bedford Park Boulevard and 205th Street, the Bronx, a new ten-acre athletic field is being developed. When completed it will contain a brick field house, concrete bleachers, four baseball and two softball diamonds, four football fields with removable goal posts, a flagpole, benches and drinking fountains. The department intends to plant 17,500 honeysuckle vines on the steep slopes around the field.”
"Central Park Area to Be Improved For Benefit of Harlem Residents; Lake Near 110th Street Will Be Circled by a Walk With Paths Near By — Twelve Other Recreation Spots to Be Built by WPA," The New York Times, Sept. 22, 1941
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 15, 2014.
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