Southside Community Center – Ithaca NY

Description

Originally known as Southside House, Ithaca, New York’s Southside Community Center was constructed by the federal Work Projects Administration during the 1930s.

The WPA reported in 1940: “For many years the only community center [in Ithaca] was a ramshackle building. This has been replaced with a modern stone and brick structure which serves as a meeting place for the Girl and Boy Scout troops, Cultural Congress (minors), two women’s clubs, a home bureau unit, Parent-Teachers Association, Christmas club, which distributes clothing and baskets at Christmastime; Men’s forum and other organizations. The center is a fitting contribution by WPA to one of the nation’s greatest educational centers.”

Source notes

National Archives; Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration; Entry 755: "Best Project" Reports, 1940; Box 2; New York State.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 10, 2014.

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Location Info


305 S Plain St
Ithaca, NY 14850

Coordinates: 42.4374249, -76.503531

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