Retaining Wall, Van Cortlandt ParkNYA constructed retaining wall in Van Cortlandt Park
Agency: National Youth Administration (NYA), Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
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The New Deal Network Website explains that the retaining wall pictured here was constructed in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) National Youth Administration (NYA) in Van Cortlandt Park. The photo’s caption notes that “The bridle path is cindered; the complete length, which was constructed entirely by the boys, is 8,000 linear feet.” This was one of three retaining walls in the park. The retaining wall shown in the photo encircled the entire area (NDN).
New Deal Network: "Retaining Wall, Van Cortlandt Park", last accessed January 2016
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