Hermosa Beach Community Center
"The Hermosa Beach Community Center at Pier Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway (below) was rebuilt by the WPA after the original building was destroyed in the 1933 earthquake. It was the home of Pier Avenue Junior High before the school closed in 1975. In 1976, it was used to film the dance scene in "Carrie." The city has since remodeled it into a theater space and community center."
The WPA completed the school building for $5,449 in federal funds and $6,757 total.
The WPA was also involved in landscaping and improving the school grounds, spending $6,989 in federal funds and a total of $9,592 on the project.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_11431003?source=rss Connolly, Donald H. and G. I. Farman. Report of Accomplishment of the Operations Division. Works Progress Administration, Southern California. January 1, 1939.
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