ORourke Field field house
The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a field house at O’Rourke Field in Quincy, Mass. Quincy’s Historical and Architectural Survey writes: “Other [WPA] projects elsewhere in the City included … the field house at O’Rourke Playground …” The building is still in use today, though likely as a storage facility.
Local sources visiting in 2014 state: “the cement stairs leading up to the field house doors exhibit major cracks … [likely] due to the field house’s foundation settling over the years as it is located in a low lying area right near Furnace Brook.”
Quincy, Mass. Historical and Architectural Survey: https://thomascranelibrary.org/htm/924.htm Local sources
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 14, 2014.
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This O’Rourke Field field house most certainly continues to exist and is still currently in use for storage, etc. (the adjoining O’Rourke Field has a couple of baseball diamonds and basketball court which are very much active).
If you are interested, I can easily snap a photo or two of the building and post, upload, or email the .jpg file to be used for this New Deal Project Map (which, BTW, is an excellent piece of work).
Hello Dana, that sounds fantastic; thanks for the offer! We’ll be in touch.