The federal Works Progress Administration undertook a $93,900 project starting in 1935 to modernize and otherwise improve several public (now-former) bath facilities in Brooklyn, NY. The public baths at 486 Hicks Street were constructed in 1903; the building was “demolished in 1941 for construction of the BQE” (Brooklyn Relics).
The facilities identified as part of the WPA project were:
- 209 Wilson Ave.
- Municipal Baths, Coney Island
- Duffield Street
- Hicks Street
- Pitkin Ave.
- Huron St.
- Montrose Ave.
National Archives RG 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration [WPA]; Project Files; New York City (E 407); box 684; roll 3643; Official Project No. 65-97-40. http://brooklynrelics.blogspot.com/2013/12/public-bath-on-huron-street-greenpoint.html
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 9, 2014.
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