Bronx New Deal - Photo #371 - French Charley's Playground

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Playground, paths, grand staircase, and massive stone retaining wall that has the rounded terrace on top. The park is about 16 feet below street level and the WPA had to convert the sloping landscape into two levels that are flat, which involved moving huge amounts of earth and building the retaining wall to separate them.

The New Deal in NYC 1932-1943 | Frank da Cruz | fdc@columbia.edu