Rhododendron Gardens Park – Asheville NC

Description

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) supplied labor for the development of a “Rhododendron Gardens Park” in Asheville, North Carolina. The project cost was $4,089.29, all footed by the federal government.

The location and status of this project is unknown to Living New Deal, although there was a Rhododendron Park reputedly located in West Asheville. A 1936 USGS map places Rhododendron Park at the coordinates shown.

Source notes

Emergency Relief in North Carolina. A Record of the Development and the Activities of the North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration, 1932-1935. North Carolina Emergency Relief Commission, State administrator, Mrs. Thomas O'Berry (pp. 89, 458): https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/emergencyrelief/emergencyrelief.html (accessed Jun. 22, 2022)

https://archive.org/details/rhododendron-parade-1937-1939

https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/img4/ht_icons/overlay/NC/NC_Asheville_163616_1936_24000_geo.jpg

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 22, 2022.

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Location Info


Asheville, NC

Location notes: General location marker

Coordinates: 35.55896, -82.59028

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