School Repairs – Charlestown NH

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In the 1935 municipal Town Report, the School Superintendent reports on WPA assistance:

“It seemed right that if we were to have music again in the schools we should have a special room and equipment; the W.P. A. offer was too valuable to refuse; and we placed extra coal in the schools this year to be prepared…

“Late in the fall W. P. A. projects were begun at the Village Schools. Mr. Fred Huntley supervised the work and Mr. Fred Hutchins had charge of the paint work. The inside of the Primary building including the music room has been painted three coats, and will stand inspection as first class work; about 180 old seats have been scraped and repaired; and the retaining walls were worked on until it was no longer economical to continue because of the cold. I hope that the project may be finished in the spring. One of the best parts of the work was the repair of the seats. They had become really beyond use, but they were all that we had in the upper rooms. Many told us that they could not be fixed, but a small crew of men, with almost no supervision, experimented and worked hard until they produced excellent results. The saving to the District on this part of the project alone will be more than the total cost to the District.”

W.P.A. Project (including playground apparatus) $800.00

Source notes

ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE SELECTMEN AND OTHER TOWN AND SCHOOL OFFICERS CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31,1936

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on June 10, 2014.

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Charlestown, NH 03603

Location notes: General marker for city of Charlestown.

Coordinates: 43.2386275, -72.42451169999998

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