- Royal Oak, MI
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Paths and Trails, Zoos, Landscaping and Tree Planting, Shops and Auxiliary Buildings, Lodges, Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
New Deal agencies undertook a variety of improvements at the Detroit Zoological Park in Royal Oak, Michigan. Between 1933 and 1937, the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded and built exhibits, service facilities, and buildings at the park.
The WPA carried out construction and landscaping in the park between 1935 and 1937. This investment resulted in the completion of an animal hospital and administration building. (Detroit Zoo website)
“The Detroit Zoological Park,” Parks & Recreation, July 1936.
“DZS Timeline,” Detroit Zoological Society. https://detroitzoo.org/about/your-detroit-zoo/zoo-timeline/
Site originally submitted by Gray Brechin on June 19, 2022.
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