- Site Type:
- Sidewalks and Stairs, Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure and Utilities
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
The WPA constructed stairs at the south end of Crescent Beach. The stairs display “19 WPA 39” on the top step and bottom slab along with 48 star stone mosaic U.S. flags. The stairs are edged with field stone. Fossils are mounted on the entrance pillars. The stairs begin at the top of a grassy bluff and end in a cedar lined path that leads to the sandy shore of Lake Michigan.
"Lake Beautification Project Taking Shape; Constructs Steps," Algoma Record Herald Vol. 67 No. 26, Nov. 24, 1939, p. 1.
"Homecomers Will be Impressed by Lake Front." Algoma Record Herald Vol. 68 No. 4, June 28, 1940, p. 1.
Source: Algoma Public Library Newspaper Archive: https://www.algomapubliclibrary.org/newspaper-archives.html
Site originally submitted by Cathy Pabich on January 30, 2019.
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