Peru Central School – Peru NY

Description

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.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Location Info

17 School St.
Peru, NY 12972

Coordinates: 44.580465, -73.536523

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