8th District Magistrates’ Court Building (former) Improvements – Brooklyn NY

City:
Brooklyn, New York City, NY

Site Type:
Civic Facilities, Courthouses (State & Local)

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

Started:
1935

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook a sizable public building improvement project in Brooklyn, New York beginning in 1935.  The project involved the “Improvement of Public Buildings and Offices” at more than 30 locations, including the old 8th District Magistrates’ Court Building. The building, which also housed the NYPD’s 60th Precinct, is no longer extant.

Source notes

National Archives RG 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration [WPA]; Project Files; New York City (E 407); box 684; roll 3643; Official Project No. 65-97-43[?].

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 24, 2014.

Location Info


West 8th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Coordinates: 40.576806, -73.976418

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