Luke Easter Park Development – Cleveland OH

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The federal Works Progress Administration worked to improve the facilities of Luke Easter Park in Cleveland. “Ten baseball diamonds were later added, along with clay tennis courts, a football field, a running track, an office and service building, and landscaping. Much of this work was done in 1936 under the WPA.”

Source notes

http://ech.case.edu/cgi/article.pl?id=LEP

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 30, 2016.

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Location Info


Luke Easter Park
Cleveland, OH

Coordinates: 41.4705362, -81.610712

One comment on “Luke Easter Park Development – Cleveland OH

  1. Hi — just wanted to mention that the use of “Luke Easter Park” in this post is anachronistic, as the park in question was earlier named Woodland Hills Park and remained so until 1980 until it was renamed in honor of this Negro Leagues baseball star. It looks like you have the source above (may be an old link) but I’m reproducing it here just in case: https://case.edu/ech/articles/l/luke-easter-park

    Also, I know of some pictures of the park from that era (1930s), but I’m not sure if they depict the specific WPA improvements, nor do I know offhand what the status of the rights are. If you can give me more information about what assurances you need to post images (i.e. what permissions do you need) and whether you specifically require a depiction of the New Deal-related project or would accept something more general, I could pass that information and/or the images along.

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