- San Francisco, CA
- Site Type:
- Military and Public Safety, Police Stations
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
- No Longer Extant
As part of extensive improvements throughout Golden Gate Park, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out modest improvement work at the Police Training Academy – now the Golden Gate Park Senior Center.
The work involved alterations to the main office and grading and paving a drill ground behind the building – now a parking lot. (Healy, pp 70-71).
It is likely that the work was done in 1938-39, when the WPA was most active in the park, but we have not been able to verify that.
Healy, Clyde E. San Francisco Improved: Report of Clyde E. Healy, Assistant City Engineer - City of San Francisco and Coordinator of W.P.A. Projects, Period October 10, 1935 to August 31, 1939. San Francisco : [s.n.]., 1939. p. 70.
Timothy Keegan. "W.P.A. Construction in San Francisco (1935-1942)." The Argonaut Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 2003. online at: https://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=W.P.A._Construction_in_San_Francisco_%281935-1942%29
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 14, 2006.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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