Spring Avenue Parkland – Troy NY

Description

The federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) worked to construct and improve public park lands along Spring Avenue in southeast Troy, New York, during the Great Depression.

The Troy Times wrote:
“Work was started today on the CWA project for the beautification of Barker Parkway, which includes strips of land along Spring Avenue.

Approximately 40 workers will be engaged at first in grading and filling in the land and later three residences on the property will be removed and the property landscaped and improved.

The land was acquired by the late Mrs. Stephen Barker and deeded to the city in 1919 for the purpose of a public park, which should preserve the rustic beauty of the drive. It Is approximately 300 feet in width and extends a distance of approximately 2,000 feet from Locust Avenue toward Linden Avenue.”

Source notes

"START IMPROVING BARKER PARKWAY AS CWA PROJECT"; The Troy Times, Troy, NY, Jan. 17, 1934 (page 5).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 20, 2014.

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Location Info


Spring Ave.
Troy, NY

Coordinates: 42.713524, -73.671193

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