Library – Oakland NJ

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a municipal building, now the town library, based on the design of—and using stones from—Oakland’s Old Ponds Church. In fact, the building’s façade was designed as an “exact replica of the old church.”

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; August 1936 issue, page 24. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 10, 2015.

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Location Info


2 Municipal Plaza
Oakland, NJ 07436

Coordinates: 41.024012, -74.245551

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