Van Cortlandt Park Retaining Wall – Bronx NY

Description

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).

Source notes

New Deal Network: "Retaining Wall, Van Cortlandt Park", last accessed January 2016

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Location Info


Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx, New York 10471

Location notes: Approximate location within the park

Coordinates: 40.8979, -73.8859

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