- New Rochelle, NY
- Site Type:
- Civic Facilities, Education and Health, Libraries
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
The federal Work Projects Administration worked to improve New Rochelle’s, New York’s former Columbus Branch Library (a.k.a. Feeney Park Library; opened 1931) during the 1930s. The exact location and present status of the building that housed the library, which was used as such until 1980, is presently unknown to Living New Deal.
One WPA project, which involved numerous municipal buildings in New Rochelle including this one, was described by the WPA in its project rolls: “Work includes performing carpentry, masonry, and sheet metal work; excavating and constructing walls; painting, placing tile, and roofing.”
WPA Official Project No. 665-21-2-635.
Source notesNational Archives; Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration; Records of the Project Control Division; microfilm publication T936; roll 9. https://www.nrpl.org/pages/HistoryNRPL.pdf
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 16, 2014.
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