P.S. 2, East Elmhurst, NY
The original part of the current P.S. 2 school building on 21st Avenue in East Elmhurst, Queens, was constructed during the mid-1930s as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project. The building bears a 1935 cornerstone, and a plaque cites the construction dates as 1935-6.
Funding for the school was part of a larger PWA grant allotted for the building of three schools and a hospital wing in Queens and the Bronx.
PWA Docket No. NY 7582.
The New York Times: STRIKE OF 75 HALTS WORK ON 10 SCHOOLS, December 31, 1935, pg. 3.
New York Times, 27 Sep 1934.
New York Times, 11 Sep 1935
Kermit Project: (http://kermitproject.org/newdeal/nycschools.html#1934/09/27), accessed April 20, 2018.
The Alfred Zimberg School P.S. 2: (https://sites.google.com/a/ps2q.org/the-alfred-zimberg-school-public-school-2-queens/), accessed April 20, 2018.
Building plaques and cornerstone.
Project originally submitted by Frank de Cruz, Kermit Project, and Evan Kalish on March 23, 2018.
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