The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) conducted improvement work at Maynard’s former High School / Junior High School building (later Fowler Middle School), including painting the interior of the auditorium.
The Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) conducted further work in 1941. All school buildings in the town “on the exterior have been completely renovated by having the windows weather stripped, puttied and painted. The interior[s]… are now being repaired with W.P.A. labor by installing new celotex ceilings where needed, replacing plaster ceilings that were beyond repairs, having the hallways, classrooms washed and painted. These repairs have added consiterabl[y] to the appearance of our school buildings.”
The former school building presently houses ArtSpace Maynard.
Annual Reports of the Town Officers ... of the Town of Maynard, Massachusetts for the Year Ending December 31, 1933 (Schools Report, pg. 7). Annual Reports of the Town Officers ... of the Town of Maynard, Massachusetts for the Year Ending December 31, 1941 (pg. 8). https://web.maynard.ma.us/history/schools/our-schools.htm
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 10, 2017.
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