Crescent Beach Stairs – Algoma WI

State:
WI

Site Type:
Sidewalks and Stairs, Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure and Utilities

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Started:
1939

Completed:
1940

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

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.

Source notes

"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.

Location Info


WI 42/Lake Street
Algoma, WI 54201
Kewaunee County

Location notes: Crescent Beach

Coordinates: 44.6042804, -87.43858840000001

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