Teaneck Armory – Teaneck NJ

Description

The Public Works Administration (PWA) was a primary funding source for the construction of the Teaneck Armory.

“Completed in 1936 at a cost of nearly $1 million, the Teaneck Armory — with its 37-foot-high arching roof — has played a valuable role not just in the current war on terrorism, but also during peacetime.

Sitting on 13.66 acres, the brick-and-stone structure was built by Depression-era laborers. They each spent only two days a week on the job because the government stretched the project to keep people employed as long as possible.”   (http://www.teaneck.org/)

The WPA was involved in a minor capacity at the site, constructing a pistol and rifle range at the armory. WPA Official Project #265‐1‐22‐37.

Source notes

http://www.teaneck.org/virtualvillage/Armory/armory2002.html
http://historyisaverb.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/the-new-deal-in-bergen-county/

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-113).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 11, 2013.

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Location Info


1799 Teaneack Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Coordinates: 40.910915, -73.996467

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