Houses for the Aged – Millville NJ

Description

13 “small bungalows are being constructed by WPA outside Millville on the Port Elizabeth Road. These will be rented at a nominal fee by old age pensioners. Project No. 9-70.”

What was then known as Port Elizabeth Road is now South 2nd St. The project is located in what is known as Roosevelt Park along Myrtle St. The homes were completed in August 1936 and each was occupied by one or two seniors (65 years or older). Each had a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bath, and front and back porches.

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; August 1936 issue, page 13. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; September 1936 issue, page 21. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 9, 2015.

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Location Info


Roosevelt Park
Millville, NJ

Coordinates: 39.3781707, -75.0248987

One comment on “Houses for the Aged – Millville NJ

  1. Kathy Lewis

    These houses are still in use by the elderly.My mother is 75 and has lived there 7 years since she was 68 and could no longer do her job as a maid at a local hotel.. Her rent is based on her social security payments. This has been a blessing for her to maintain her independents. The new deal is alive and well in Roosevelt Park In Millville NJ.

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