The federal Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) furnished the cost of labor for the painting of five schools in Hatfield, Massachusetts in 1934. Other improvements were made to all schools in the town that year, putting them in “first class condition” (Town Report).
“Owing to the use of WPA governmental funds in the past few years,” the town’s Report of School Committee from 1939 noted, “our local [school] maintenance costs have been held to a low figure.”
The exact facilities in question and locations of the five schools is not presently known to Living New Deal.
Hatfield Annual Town Report, 1934 https://archive.org/details/hatfieldannua19251935hatf Hatfield Annual Town Report, 1939 https://archive.org/details/hatfieldannua19361944hatf
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 7, 2016.
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