Veterans Field – Wakefield MA

City:
Wakefield, MA

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Tennis Courts, Playgrounds, Athletic Courts and Fields

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

Description

Construction of Veterans Field was one of dozens of projects undertaken with federal labor at the beginning of the New Deal era during the 1930s.

“In 1934, initial plans called for a skating/hockey rink, ball field, tennis court and a general playground, with the work to be performed by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) which later became the ERA, a program designed to ‘give relief to needy people through direct work or work relief.’ These work projects were later shifted to the Works Projects Administration (WPA). The North Avenue – Church Street project was one of 92 completed projects carried out in Wakefield by the Federal government through 1935.”

Source notes

https://digitalheritage.noblenet.org/noble/items/show/6835

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 19, 2017.

Location Info


Veterans Field
Wakefield, MA 01880

Coordinates: 42.506702, -71.078376

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