Old Bayonne City Hall, post-WPA workPhoto from "The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; September 1936 issue, page 8.
The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted miscellaneous improvements and repairs at Bayonne’s old City Hall during the 1930s. One project involved painting tens of thousands of square feet of interior walls and exterior trim; another included work on trim doors, closets, ventilators, and windows. Additionally, the WPA beautified the grounds, replacing the topsoil and grass and planting bushes; constructed a retaining wall along the northeast side of the building to prevent soil erosion; and constructed a stone ‘turret’ around the flagpole.
Professional projects included municipal document and map indexing, numbering, and copying.
Bayonne’s old City Hall has since been demolished.
Financial and Administrative Survey of Bayonne, 1940, Vol. 2.; Table 62 (pages 417-9). Found at the Bayonne Public Library: Reference Room. "The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; September 1936 issue, page 8. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room. "Old City Hall Spruced Up at WPA Men Finish Work"; Evening Times, Bayonne, NJ, July 18, 1936.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 5, 2015.
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