Montclair State University Improvements – Montclair NJ

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration conducted several construction projects ca. 1936 at what was then known as Montclair State Teachers College. The largest project was the 2,000-seat amphitheater, still in use today. Other work at the college included construction of an athletic field (the original Sprague Field) “to care care of track, football and baseball;” and a parking lot with a capacity of 125 cars. The exact location and status of the latter project is unknown to Living New Deal.

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; September 1936 issue, page 9. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

"Three Projects At Teachers' College"; Evening News, Newark, NJ, July 28, 1936.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 11, 2015.

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Location Info


Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043

Location notes: General location marker for the university

Coordinates: 40.861726, -74.197661

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