Thursday, March 27, 2008

Serene reminder of a troubled time

This guardhouse, which stands near the intersection of Kitchen's Lane and Forbidden Drive, was built in 1938 by the WPA. In the late 1930s, during the height of the Depression, workers participating in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a number of similar buildings throughout the Wissahickon.

2 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

The WPA was a good thing that helped a lot of families. I think it would be worth considering again. Times are hard and will probably get a lot harder. Very nice photography.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

Dan Allen said...

Thanks for the nice comment, Abe. And amen on the idea of considering it again.