Washington Accelerated Elementary – Pasadena CA

City:
Pasadena, CA

Site Type:
Education and Health, Schools

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Completed:
1935

Description

The WPA made improvements to the school in the 1930s, constructing a new cafeteria and a one story frame, stucco building. They also made extensive ground improvements including: grading, landscaping, seeding, walkways, drives, walls, fences, etc.

The Pasadena Museum of History explains the school’s construction history:

1 of 27 schools in Pasadena Ca that were repaired, demolished, or reinforced by either the WPA or PWA following the 1933 Long Beach earthquake.
1884 Built somewhere on Washington St.
1909 Moved to a new facility at the current location on Raymond Ave.
1925 Rebuilt.
1933 Damaged by the Long Beach earthquake.
1935 Rebuilt by the WPA

Source notes

Connolly, Donald H. and G. I. Farman. Report of Accomplishment of the Operations Division. Works Progress Administration, Southern California. January 1, 1939.

Site originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on July 29, 2011.

Location Info


1520 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

Location notes:
Originally simply Washington Elementary.

Coordinates: 34.171637, -118.149262

Site Details

Federal CostTotal Cost
$25,232.00 $33,528.00

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