Municipal Lodging House Repairs (demolished) – Washington D.C.

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The municipal lodging house provided cheap shelter for the indigent and homeless of Washington D.C. It was built in the early 1920s, replacing an earlier lodging house.

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) records in the National Archives indicate that in 1936 WPA labor was used to repair a municipal lodging at 310 Third Street, NW.  

The lodging house has been demolished, no doubt taken out in the construction of Interstate 395.  It probably stood at the current site of the Frances Perkins (Department of Labor) Building, above the I-395 tunnel.

 

Source notes

National Archives, Record Group 69, “Microfilmed Index to WPA Projects.”

District of Columbia Board of Commissioners. 1922. Report of the Government of the District of Columbia: Including Miscellaneous Reports.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on June 23, 2013.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


310 3rd St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Coordinates: 38.8940, -77.0141

2 comments on “Municipal Lodging House Repairs (demolished) – Washington D.C.

  1. It was at 310 3d St, N.W., on or near the site of the current Frances Perkins (Department of Labor) Building.

    See http://books.google.com/books?id=HW4xAQAAMAAJ&q=%22municipal+lodging%22#v=snippet&q=%22municipal%20lodging%22&f=false

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