Virginia Avenue Playground Improvements – Washington DC

Description

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and the Civil Works Administration (CWA) funded improvements at the Virginia Avenue Playground in Washington DC. Today, the sire is called Virginia Avenue Park.

The work consisted of the following improvements:

CWA and FERA, 1933-1934, “Graded, fenced, running track 90 percent complete, old pavilion removed; roof reshingled, electric lights installed.” (Report of the Government of the District of Columbia 1935)

FERA, 1934-1935, “Completed running track.” (Report of the Government of the District of Columbia 1936)

Source notes

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1934, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1935, p. 86.

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1935, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936, p. 116.

Struggle Marks 25 Years Of Playground History,” Sunday Star, September 13, 1936, p. F-1 (accessed September 2, 2020).

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on August 31, 2020.

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Location Info


9th Street and Virginia Avenue
Washington, DC 20003

Coordinates: 38.8775, -76.9930

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