Marshall Park – Lunenburg MA

Description

WPA Bulletin, 1937:

“Picnic Cave Unusual Feature of Playground
Lunenburg — An underground cave equipped with a fireplace and picnic facilities for 40 persons is the outstanding feature of Lunenburg’s WPA-built recreation centre at Marshall Field. The grounds also boasts a cinder track, a baseball diamond, and two half-completed tennis courts.
But the cave is most popular— especially with the Boy Scouts and other young people’s organizations who have held many meetings and hot-dog roasts there.
As it was not scheduled as part of the project, many of the townspeople and NYA workers pitched in and did the extra work. The cave is about 16 feet square with an eight foot ceiling of thick, reinforced concrete. A huge stone fireplace fills up one corner of this interesting room while stone shelves furnish seats for 40 persons. Candles light the cave when meetings and initiations are taking place.”

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Jun. 14, 1937 (pg. 3).
http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 29, 2017.

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Location Info


Marshall Park
Lunenburg, MA

Coordinates: 42.597822, -71.729114

One comment on “Marshall Park – Lunenburg MA

  1. Alexander Marshall

    Named After the Locally famous Marshall family that as been present in the region since before the 1770’s and is still residing within the Fitchburg and Lunenburg area to this day.

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