School Building Maintenance – Hatfield MA

Description

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.

Source notes

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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Location Info


Hatfield, MA

Location notes: General location marker for town

Coordinates: 42.370, -72.598

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