Acton High School (former) Improvements – Acton MA

City:
Acton, MA

Site Type:
Education and Health, Schools

New Deal Agencies:
Civil Works Administration (CWA), Work Relief Programs, Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Started:
1933

Description

The former Acton High School building was greatly improved with federal Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) funds and labor in 1933.

School Committee Report, 1933: “The school system has functioned fairly normally during the past year. The pared appropriation hindered somewhat, but the C.W.A. came to our assistance. Work which we normally would have had to do out of our ow^n appropriation has been taken care of by that bit of legislation, a help to the tow^nspeople as well as ourselves. The high school building has been thoroughly painted inside, which is quite refreshing. The leaking walls have been thoroughly calked and waterproofed, which will be a great benefit to the structure. These projects were absolutely done of necessity, and would have cost the town in the vicinity of two thousand dollars, whereas, its cost to the town for part of the material was approximately two hundred eighty dollars.”

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) continued the improvement project, in 1934, with a painting job. Furthermore, the Works Progress Administration graded and re-surfaced half the parking lot in 1935.

The building now serves as residences.

Source notes

Annual Report of the School Department of the Town of Acton, Massachusetts for the Year Ending December 31, 1933; page 4. https://archive.org/details/annualreportstow19311935acto https://archive.org/stream/annualreportstow19361940acto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acton_High_School_(Massachusetts)

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 11, 2016.

Location Info


3 Charter Rd.
Acton, MA 01720

Coordinates: 42.475538, -71.455215

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