Tennis Courts – Malden MA

Description

Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) labor constructed more than two dozen tennis courts in Malden, Mass. WPA Bulletin:

Your observer always believed that rock salt was something used in hand-turned ice cream freezers or on street car tracks on icy days. Recently he came across another and most unusual use for the product when he investigated reports that rock salt had been used successfully on a WPA constructed tennis court in Maiden. The report was correct, so correct in fact that the mixture is to be used on 28 other courts in the city. The salt mixture gives a hard, even surface, eliminates vegetation and prevents erosion. Congratulations to Park Superintendent Daniel Connell who is responsible for the successful experiment.

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Oct. 1, 1937 (pg. 2)
http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 19, 2017.

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Location Info


Malden, MA

Coordinates: 42.420820, -71.083846

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