Industrial Home School for White Children – Washington DC

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Description

The Civil Works Administration funded improvements at the Industrial Home School for White Children, between 1933-1934. The structure appears to be today’s Guy Manson Recreation Center, but very little remains (see here and here).

“It can be reported that during the year much very important work was accomplished by the Civil Works Administration. The roadway from Wisconsin Avenue around the buildings was completed; the large porches were repaired and painted; two large store rooms were constructed and a considerable area of the ground graded and converted into gardens with provision for irrigation. Anew tennis court has almost been finished, and suitable fences erected. A great deal of plastering and painting was done to the interior, and the children’s recreation room was attractively decorated with murals by C. W. A. artists. The laundry was completely rebuilt and some new equipment installed.”

Source notes

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1934, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1935, p. 115.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on August 31, 2020.

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Location Info


Wisconsin Ave.
Washington, DC

Location notes: General location marker. The exact location and condition of this facility are unknown to the Living New Deal.

Coordinates: 38.9340, -77.0724

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