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The New Deal in Bergen County

April 2, 2011

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PWA workers carrying bricks for the construction of the junior wing of Teaneck High School. Courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York.

Key:

CWA = Civil Works Administration

FAP = Federal Art Project (under WPA)

PWA = Public Works Administration

Section = Section of Fine Arts, Department of the Treasury

WPA = Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration

Town Project/Title Notes Completed Location Program Creator
Alpine Bath house (present Picnic Pavilion) 1934 Palisades Interstate Park CWA
Alpine Bridle paths c. 1935 Palisades Interstate Park WPA
Alpine Lookout Inn 1938 Palisades Interstate Park WPA
Cliffside Park Rural Delivery relief 1938 Post Office (see note below) Section Neri, Bruno
Closter Borough Hall 1938 WPA
Elmwood Park Park (?)
Emerson Borough Hall
Englewood Community Garden (?)
Englewood Cliffs Henry Hudson Drive c. 1933 Palisades Interstate Park
Englewood Cliffs Approach to park Palisades Interstate Park
Englewood Cliffs Two comfort stations Palisades Interstate Park
Englewood Cliffs Bloomer’s Beach bath house 1934 Palisades Interstate Park CWA
Fairview Borough Hall (?)
Town Project/Title Notes Completed Location Program Creator
Fort Lee Henry Hudson Drive c. 1933 Palisades Interstate Park
Fort Lee Cabins 1937 Ross Dock WPA
Fort Lee Indians Trading with the Half Moon mural 1941 Post Office (see note below) Section Schnakenberg, Henry
Fort Lee Washington at Fort Lee mural 1941 Post Office (see note below) Section Schnakenberg, Henry
Fort Lee The Early Moving Pictures mural 1941 Post Office (see note below) Section Schnakenberg, Henry
Fort Lee The Present Day mural 1941 Post Office (see note below) Section Schnakenberg, Henry
Garfield City Hall and police station (?) mural (?)
Garfield Transportation of the Mail relief 1937 Post Office (see note below) Section Laurent, Robert
Glen Rock High School (present Middle School) building
Town Project/Title Notes Completed Location Program Creator
Hackensack Bergen County Courthouse murals Rooms 253, 352, 357 FAP Winter, William
Hackensack Dismantling Schooner (?)
Hackensack Main Street Station (?)
Hackensack Municipal Bus Terminal 1937 River Street opp. Demarest Place (demolished?) WPA Newman, Spencer
Hackensack Y.M.C.A. (?)
Hackensack High school field (?)
Hackensack Johnson Free Public Library (?)
Ho-Ho-Kus Public School building 1936
Oakland Borough Hall building WPA
Paramus Bergen Pines (present Bergen Regional Medical Center) murals FAP
Ramsey High School building 1937 PWA
Town Project/Title Notes Completed Location Program Creator
Ridgefield Park Washington Bridge mural 1937 Post Office (see note below) Section Donnelly, Thomas
Ridgewood Graydon Park improvements 1936 WPA?
Ridgewood Man sculpture 1940 Post Office (see note below) Section Kraus, Romuald
Ridgewood Woman sculpture 1940 Post Office (see note below) Section Kraus, Romuald
River Edge Steuben House renovations 1939 WPA
Rutherford Post Office building 1935 WPA Edgar I. Williams
Rutherford Borough Hall (former Park School) renovations
Saddle Brook Lincoln and Coolidge Schools (?) mural (?)
Saddle Brook Municipal Building (?)
Town Project/Title Notes Completed Location Program Creator
Teaneck Parks (?) improvements
Teaneck History of the Printed Word murals c. 1937 Public Library FAP Martin, Robert
Teaneck Untitled (?) mural (?) Board of Education FAP? Bonnell, Harry M.
Teaneck High School junior wing 1936 PWA
Teaneck Armory 1936 PWA
Waldwick The Village School (former Prospect Street School) 1940 100 West Prospect St WPA Nordham, George
Westwood Post Office
Westwood Pegasus with Messenger relief 1937 Post Office (destroyed) Section Diederich, W. Hunt

Photography of New Deal art in a post office may require permission of the local postmaster.  There is more information here.  If in doubt, ask.

World War I monuments in Bergen County

January 27, 2011

Englewood World War Memorial, bronze sculpture by Harry Lewis Raul, 1923.

Allendale

Cliffside Park

Cresskill 1

Cresskill 2

Demarest

East Rutherford

Edgewater

Emerson

Englewood

Garfield

Hackensack

Hasbrouck Heights 1

Hasbrouck Heights 2

Hillsdale

Lyndhurst

North Arlington

Oradell

Palisades Park

Paramus

Park Ridge

Ramsey

Ridgefield

Ridgewood

Rutherford

Saddle River

Teaneck

Tenafly

Waldwick

Wallington

Westwood

Woodcliff Lake

Wood-Ridge