Jenkintown Elementary School – Jenkintown PA

Description

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania’s historic Jenkintown Elementary School was constructed with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $101,899 grant for the project, whose total cost was $226,893. Construction occurred between December 1935 and November 1936.

PWA Docket No. PA [W]1007

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 31.

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Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 12, 2015.

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Location Info


325 Highland Ave.
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Coordinates: 40.095653, -75.133348

One comment on “Jenkintown Elementary School – Jenkintown PA

  1. Pam Hartman

    Hello today is 12/1/2020! I attended Jenkintown Elementary and wonder if Evan Kalish happens to know what happened to the WPA wall mural of G. Washington that was on the second floor’s original lunch room? The school has expanded over the years, and no one in the administration knows what happened to the mural. Contacted the Old York Rd historical society and they knew that the mural had been moved to the school in the 1930s from the U.S. Post Office in Jenkintown, but they also do not know where it was moved to or maybe sold. I attended school with Edith Kalish and wonder if Evan is her relative or son/daughter. Thank you for any info! Pam 🙂

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