El Cerrito Veterans Memorial BuildingEl Cerrito Veterans Memorial Building, 1932 photograph. Courtesy of the Panas Family in the El Cerrito Historical Society "Images of America" book. © All Rights Reserved
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) employed 14 persons during the Great Depression in a WPA painting job on the 1932 Veterans Memorial building. According to posts on the building Facebook page, the building continues to house many community events.
WPA Project No. 165-3-2146, App. Date Apr 2, 1937, $1,217, Total Funds $1,484, Average Employed 14, Federal Man-Hours 1,096, “Paint the Municipal Buildings in the city of El Cerrito, Contra Costa County and perform work incidental thereto. Exclusive of projects specifically approved. City owned property.”
WPA job cards, Fresno Public Library, San Joaquin Valley Heritage & Genealogy Center.
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on November 4, 2018.