Providence Street School (former) Improvements – Millbury MA

Description

Improvements were made to the Millbury, Massachusetts’s old Providence Street School building and grounds with the assistance of federal New Deal funds. The old school is now privately owned.

The Civil Works Administration provided labor for a grounds grading project begun in 1933 as well as a roof shingling project begun and completed that year. At the same time Federal Emergency Relief Act funds enabled other improvements at the school, such as the installation of concrete steps. The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) redecorated the interior of the building in 1936 and constructed a fence and sidewalk “on the Pearl Street side of the Providence Street School to the driveway.”

Source notes

Annual Reports of the Town Officers of the Town of Millbury For the Year Ending December 31st, 1933; pages 6, 13.
Annual Reports of the Town Officers of the Town of Millbury For the Year Ending December 31st, 1934; pages 15.
Annual Reports of the Town Officers of the Town of Millbury For the Year Ending December 31st, 1936; pages 12.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 11, 2014.

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Location Info

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12 Providence St.
Millbury, MA 01527

Coordinates: 42.19043, -71.76312

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