East Newark Playground (former) – Newark NJ

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed East Newark’s first playground. The 50′-by-100′ facility opened July 13, 1936. Located on Searing Avenue between Passaic and Grant Avenues, the playground is no longer extant.

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; August 1936 issue, page 16. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

"East Newark Opens Field"; Star-Eagle, Newark, NJ, July 14, 1936.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 10, 2015.

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Location Info


Searing Ave.
Newark, NJ

Coordinates: 40.749192, -74.163069

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