Samuel Tilden High School – Brooklyn NY

Description

Samuel Tilden High School in Brooklyn, New York originally opened in 1930. However, an addition to the facility was constructed in 1938-9 with as a New Deal project. The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $471,600 grant for the addition, whose total construction cost was $788,100.

PWA Docket No. NY [W]1554

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.

The New York Times: "$31,328,500 WORKS APPROVED FOR CITY," June 25, 1938.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_J._Tilden_High_School

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 5, 2018.

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Location Info


5800 Tilden Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Coordinates: 40.648042, -73.922236

2 comments on “Samuel Tilden High School – Brooklyn NY

  1. Alan Feldman

    Check your construction dates. School was actually built ten years earlier and first graduation class I believe was ‘34. Opened I believe in around 30 or 31

    • Evan Kalish

      Hi there! Yes, that is a good call. Upon further review it looks like it was an addition to the school that was built at the later date with PWA funding. I’ve updated the post accordingly.

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