- Brooklyn, New York City, NY
- Site Type:
- Civic Facilities, Military and Public Safety, Penal Facilities
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
- No Longer Extant
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 no-longer-extant Civil Prison at the southeast corner of Willoughby Ave. and Raymond Ave. (now Ashland Pl.). The land is now occupied by The Brooklyn Hospital Center.
Source notesNational 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[?]. https://brooklynhistory.org/blog/2013/08/07/photo-of-the-week-heard-of-the-raymond-street-jail/
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 24, 2014.
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