Peru Central School – Peru NY


Peru’s Central School building was developed during the Great Depression. Its construction was enabled by a $135,000 federal Public Works Administration (PWA) grant, which covered nearly half of the eventual $300,882 total project cost. Construction occurred between Jan. 1938 and Nov. 1939.

The educational complex has since been greatly expanded.

PWA Docket No. NY [W]1484

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 27.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 12, 2017.

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17 School St.
Peru, NY 12972

Coordinates: 44.580465, -73.536523

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