The no-longer extant (demolished and since redeveloped) Westfield Acres was a public housing project constructed with PWA funds during the New Deal. The Federal Writers’ Project wrote:
“Westfield Acres, N. side of Westfield Ave. between Dudley and 32nd Sts., was financed with $3,000,000 of PWA funds. The model housing project covers 25 acres and includes 18 units with a total of 514 apartments of 3 to 5 rooms. The buildings are three-story brick structures of simple design, with many large, steel-framed windows. Spacious inner courts provide adequate sunlight and ventilation. Kitchens are equipped with electric ranges and mechanical refrigerators.”
"New Jersey, a guide to its present and past"; Federal Writers' Project (p. 236-7).
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 9, 2014.
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