West Fort Lee School (former) Improvements – Fort Lee NJ

Description

Fort Lee, New Jersey’s old West Fort Lee schoolhouse during the Great Depression with the assistance of federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor. Fort Lee’s Sentinel newspaper wrote: “Parents and property owners of West Fort Lee were greatly cheered … by news that the Federal Government has approved a WPA grant for the repair of the West Fort Lee schoolhouse. … [I]t is hoped [this grant] will result in the prompt modernization of “a building that is in dire need of such treatment.”

The exact location of the old school is unknown to Living New Deal.

Source notes

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; May 1936 issue, page 7. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

"School Repairs Assured"; Sentinel, Fort Lee, NJ; Mar. 13, 1936.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 4, 2015.

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Location Info


Fort Lee, NJ

Location notes: Approximate location

Coordinates: 40.8523, -73.9803

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