Hillcrest Recreation Center Improvements – Washington DC

Description

In 1942, the Washington Post reported the approval of $40,270 in funding for the Federal Works Administration (FWA) to build and/or make improvements to the Hillcrest Recreation Center. This was the largest sum appropriated for parks work in the Lanham Act.

Exactly what was done is unknown to us, but the facility has a recreation hall, tennis courts (at another location), and a putting green.  The present Hillcrest Recreation Center dates from the early 2000s.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
$40,270

Source notes

“Lanham Act projects are approved,” Washington Post, October 15, 1942, p. B1

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on March 17, 2015.

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Location Info


3100 Denver St. SE
Washington, DC 20020

Coordinates: 38.8583, -76.9626

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