Bronx New Deal - Photo #592 - Zimmerman Playground

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Zimmerman Playground, a block east of Bronx Park on the south side of Britton Street between Barker and Olinville Avenues. One of nine War Memorial Playgrounds opened by Mayor LaGuardia on July 15, 1934.
References:
  1. City Playground Will Cost $530,000, New York Times, 20 April 1934, p.40: The headline concerns Sara Roosevelt (Chrystie-Forsyth) Park but the article also lists other projects: "Bronx: Olinville Av., southwest corner of Britton St.: two-story brick recreation building, 45×24, City of New York, Department of Parks, owner; Aymar Embury, architect; cost: $17,000."
  2. Parks Department press release of 15 July 1934 credits the "Works Division of the Department of Public Welfare" for some of the labor.
  3. Parks Department press release of September 27, 1941 indicates that further " work was carried out by the Work Projects Administration from plans prepared by the Department of Parks".
The New Deal in NYC 1932-1943 | Frank da Cruz | fdc@columbia.edu