Memorial Park Development – Houston TX

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) contributed to the development Memorial Park. “At the close of the war, when the camp was abandoned, part of the site was acquired by the Hogg brothers, who, in 1924, turned 1,000 acres over to the City at cost. Later, an additional 503 acres were obtained. Hare and Hare, Kansas City landscape architects, planned the improvement work which was carried out during the succeeding years, first as a local, then as a State relief project, and finally under the supervision of the Work Projects Administration.”

Source notes

"Houston, a history and guide," by Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas (pg. 334)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 31, 2018.

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Location Info


Memorial Park
Houston, TX

Coordinates: 29.765264, -95.441076

One comment on “Memorial Park Development – Houston TX

  1. Gabriela T Pruneda

    This landscaping, tree-planting, parks and recreation project was developed by the New Deal Program know as the Works Progress Administration or the WPA. The project began in 1924 when the Hogg brothers sold 1000 acres of the area to the city. Once 503 more acres were added, the Works Progress Administration took over the project. The project was completed in the succeeding years under the WPA’s supervision. This project conserved the natural beauty of the Memorial area and beautified the space with parks and trees.

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