From the Works Progress Administration (WPA)’s New York City Guide (1939):
“Queensbridge Houses, north of Queensboro Bridge Plaza, between Vernon Boulevard and Twenty-first Street, is the fifth low-rent, government-financed housing project in the city since 1936. Twenty-six brick dwelling structures, six stories high with elevators, a community building, and a children’s center, all arranged around open polygonal courts, will cover less than one quarter of the projects 62.5 acres; the remaining land will be landscaped park and recreation space. When completed late in 1939, the 3,161 apartments will house approximately 11,400 people.” The building was constructed through the WPA under the guidance of Chief Architect William F. Ballard.
WPA's New York City Guide, pp. 577-578: https://archive.org/stream/newyorkcityguide00federich#page/578/mode/2up
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