“City officials of the town of Monroe, were today advised that the Town Hall and the Library were due for remodeling to the extent of $2,400, it was learned from the office of Don G. Abel, State Administrator of the Works Progress Administration, through whose approval the city fathers were granted $1,822 of federal funds for this work. The city of Monroe is supplying an additional $578. The project is slated to begin on November 11 and will supply work for 15 men, taken from WPA rolls, for about two months. The improvements. will bring the public library and city hall up to date by modernizing, painting and making such alterations as may seem necessary.”
The current status and exact location of the old library building in Monroe, WA are unknown to Living New Deal.
WPA Press Release [#303], Oct. 26, 1937, [page 3]: https://www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/images/publications/SL_wpawapressrelease_no301to400/SL_wpawapressrelease_no301to400.pdf
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 25, 2014.
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