Seattle’s old Ice Arena, no longer extant, was drastically improved by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA).
A WPA press release from Jan. 1938 reported:
“Modernizing of the Seattle Civic Auditorium and Ice Arena by WPA workers will begin January 21 with the aid of $21,539 in Federal funds, it was announced today by Don G. Abel, state Works Progress Administrator. …
In the Ice Arena new bleacher seats are planned. New lockers and benches will be made for the dressing rooms, and the broadcasting house is slated for complete remodeling. Tho auditorium stage will have new benches, and there will be new lights at the entrance, in the basement, for the stage, and in the arena, The public address system will be remodeled and enlarged. More than 50 men from the relief rolls will be required for six months to complete tho project, The City of Seattle is providing $4,321 for materials and supplies.”
WPA Press Release [#373], Jan. 12, 1938, [page 73]: http://www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/images/publications/SL_wpawapressrelease_no301to400/SL_wpawapressrelease_no301to400.pdf
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 25, 2014.
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