Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan
all photos taken by Jay Kruizenga

 

1936 WPA (Works Progress Administration)
President Roosevelt’s New Deal

The WPA put unskilled laborers to work.
Division Street in Grand Rapids was widened.
West side stayed much the same.
East side cut into existing buildings or razed them
in order to widen the street.

all photos courtesy Grand Rapids Archives

 

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