Tingley Beach – Albuquerque NM

Description

"As the economy began to shrink in 1931, the Santa Fe Railway had to cut its Albuquerque workforce by nearly 40 percent and reduce its workweek to four and a-half days. The county tried to help with temporary road jobs, and the federal government provided commodities, but it wasnt enough. In 1933 the Roosevelt Administration began the Civil Works Administration, which would provide a 90 percent match for public works projects. The CWA in 1933 and 1934 supported more than 30 projects in Albuquerque, including construction of Roosevelt Park and Tingley Beach, and provided hundreds of jobs."

-Albuquerque Historical Society

Source notes

"New Deal Economy," Albuquerque Historical Society
<http://albuqhistsoc.org/SecondSite/pkfiles/pk221newdealeconomy.htm>

Flynn, Kathryn A., editor. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: discovery of New Deal art and architecture. New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division, 1995.

"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.
<http://atlas.nmhum.org/atlas.php?gmap=42>

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Location Info


1800 Tingley Drive
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Location notes:

Coordinates: 35.072629, -106.658375

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