- Interlaken, NY
- Site Type:
- Education and Health, Schools
- New Deal Agencies:
- Public Works Administration (PWA), Public Works Funding
- Site Survival:
Originally constructed as the Interlaken Central School, what is now the South Seneca Elementary School in Interlaken, New York was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds.
The Ithaca Journal: “On June 8, 1934, Interlaken, Ovid, Covert and Lodi created a central school district. In a year and a half, district pupils occupied new building, at Interlaken, built with PWA funds. And Friday night [on April 24, 1936], residents of the district formally dedicated the new building.” The cornerstone was laid on May 6, 1935.
Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 27.
The Ithaca Journal, May 7, 1935 (pg. 5): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/254734146/
The Ithaca Journal, April 25, 1936 (pg. 5): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/255686437/
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 9, 2022.
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