Saxonville 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.

The structures of the then-Saxonville Primary/Junior High School appear to have been replaced with modern facilities; Mary E. Stapleton Elementary School operates at the same location.

In 1936-7 the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) constructed a concrete retaining wall and chain link fence at the school; the W.P.A. conducted other repairs at the building in 1937, including the installation of new floors. The W.P.A. also conducted electrical work in 1941 and worked on a new heating system for the building in 1941-2.

Source notes

Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1936 (pg. 325).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1937 (pg. 298).
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, 1941 (pp. 190-1, 243).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1942 (pg. 144).
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


25 Elm St.
Framingham, MA 01701

Coordinates: 42.271190, -71.398270

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