Memorial School (former) Improvements – Framingham MA

Description

All 17 schoolhouses in Framingham, Massachusetts were painted, remodeled, and/or repaired with federally funded labor during the Great Depression.

In 1935 the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) and/or Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted brickwork, installed new copper flashing, finished ceilings, and painted many parts of the school. Work continued under the W.P.A. in 1936, and two years later new boilers, and toilets, and sidewalks were installed at the school by agency laborers. New fences were constructed in 1940.

Source notes

Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1935 (pg. 329).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1938 (pp. 144, 269).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1940 (pg. 146).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1943 (pg. 185-6).

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Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 17, 2017.

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Location Info


Hollis St. and Winthrop St.
Framingham, MA 01702

Coordinates: 42.269680, -71.419983

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