Memorial Building (Town Hall) Improvements – Framingham MA

Description

Multiple New Deal agencies: the C.W.A., F.E.R.A, and W.P.A. funded labor for the improvement of Framingham’s Memorial Building.

The C.W.A. painted the offices and corridors of the Memorial Building in 1933. “The improvement in the looks of the building is marked,” town officials wrote that year. Painting and varnishing continued in 1934.

The W.P.A. relaid the floors at the banquet hall in Nevens Hall in 1938, while constructing new exits to conform with safety standards. (Additional painting took place this year as well.)

The W.P.A. even constructed a wartime airplane-spotting Observation Post atop the building in 1942!

Source notes

Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1933 (pp. 79, 159).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1934 (pg. 244).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1938 (pg. 268-9).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1938 (pg. 126).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1942 (pg. 265).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1943 (pg. 186).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 1, 2017.

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Location Info


150 Concord St,
Framingham, MA 01702

Coordinates: 42.279783, -71.416869

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