- Owensboro, KY
- Site Type:
- Schools, Education and Health, Parks and Recreation, Athletic Courts and Fields
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
The Works Progress Administration built additions and made improvements to the Rash Stadium in Owensboro. The current home side was built in 1940 as one of the WPA programs in Owensboro, KY.
In 1940, the WPA appropriated $30,926 for the construction of additions to the Rash Stadium. An additional $10,016 was approved in July 1941 for additional improvements carried out by the WPA. The improvements consisted of, “a drainage system, a running track, repairing the seats in the old stadium, and a concrete wall round the football field.” (Brown Heflin 1984)
At the Owensboro High School, a photo hanging in the front office shows Arsans’ Day being held at the site.
Sheila E. Brown Heflin, "The Works Progress Administration in Daviess County, 1935-1941," in Dew, et. al. eds., Daviess County Historical Quarterly, Daviess County Historical Society, 1984, pg 78: https://daviess200.org/_uploads/1984.pdf
Site originally submitted by Keiara Hagan on March 17, 2019.
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