Project type: Education and Health, Schools
Agency: Works Progress Administration (WPA), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), Work Relief Programs
Site Survival: No Longer ExtantView Project in a Separate Window
All 17 schoolhouses in Framingham, Massachusetts were painted, remodeled, and/or repaired with federally funded labor during the Great Depression.
The former Roosevelt School, demolished in the 1950s, was located at the southeast corner of Fay Rd. and Seminole Ave., now the site of Roosevelt Park (UT map).
In 1935 the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) and/or the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) painted many facets of the school building. New fences were constructed in 1939. The heating system was improved, the school painted, and the roof shingled by W.P.A. labor in 1942.
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, 1940 (pg. 146). Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1942 (pg. 257). Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1943 (pg. 185-6). https://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/massachusetts/txu-pclmaps-topo-ma-framingham-1940.jpg
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 17, 2017.
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I attended Roosevelt a School in 1962 so it was not demolished in the 1950s as the article states!
I to was a student at Roosevelt in 1976. mid through 1977 my whole class had to be move to Charlotte dunning. so the school was still there in 1978.