Stanton Park Improvements – Washington DC

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Description

In 1935-36, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted cleanup efforts at Stanton Park, just northeast of the Capitol. Crews removed underbrush, poisonous plants, and dead trees to make the park more usable for the public.

The park’s redesign in 1933 was also likely done by the New Deal, but more evidence is needed.

Source notes

District of Columbia Works Progress Administration, “Improving Parks of Capital,” Work: A Journal of Progress, Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept. 1936, p. 10

National Park Service website

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on June 5, 2015.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


Stanton Park
Washington, DC 20002

Coordinates: 38.8936, -76.9994

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