University of Maryland Dairy BarnsPhotograph documenting WPA Project Number 283. Typed text on label on back of photograph reads: "Works Progress Administration of Maryland, Division of Operations. College Park, Prince George's County. Demolition and rebuilding dairy and rebuilding dairy barns at the University of Maryland. View of dairy barns." Source: Enoch Pratt Free Library
According to an index of WPA projects in the National Archives, the WPA rebuilt dairy barns and developed a botanic garden in College Park. These may have been on land owned by the University of Maryland.
The WPA also installed water mains in the area, all in 1935.
National Archives, Record Group 69, “Microfilmed Index to WPA Projects.”
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on June 10, 2013.
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