New Guardhouse (Cobb Creek) – Philadelphia PA

Description

“NEW GUARDHOUSE, opposite Catharine Street, was built
by WPA workmen. The new building is Georgian Colonial in design
and constructed of gray stone with dark blue slate roof. The stone
used in the building was taken from an old mill demolished by
WPA labor. Herman Miller, WPA architect, designed the building.

On the first floor, the center hall is the roll room off which is an
ante-room used by the Fairmount Park guards as a private office for
the sergeant. The north wing is used by the park maintenance fore-
man as a tool shop and blacksmith forge. The south wing houses the
stable for guard horses. The second floor is used for storage.”

The present status of the building is unknown to Living New Deal.

Source notes

"Philadelphia, a guide to the nation's birthplace," Federal Writers' Project (page 625).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 2, 2015.

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Location Info


Cobb Creek Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Coordinates: 39.952006, -75.249242

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