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Palatka in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ravine State Gardens

Federal Emergency Relief Administration Project

 

—1933-1934 —

 
Ravine Gardens - Federal Emergency Relief Act Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 23, 2011
1. Ravine Gardens - Federal Emergency Relief Act Marker
Inscription.
Federal
Emergency Relief
Administration
Project
1933-1934

 
Location. 29° 38.138′ N, 81° 38.774′ W. Marker is in Palatka, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker can be reached from Twigg Street east of South 18th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located within Ravine Gardens State Park, near the park visitor center, on the southeast side of the gardens fountain. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Twigg Street, Palatka FL 32177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garden Center History (about 400 feet away); The Civil War and the Ravines (about 500 feet away); Suspension Bridges and Amphitheater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Native Americans at the River (approx. ¼ mile away); Palatka Waterworks (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hammock (approx. one mile away); Putnam County WW II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palatka.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a rectangular, embossed, metal tablet, mounted above eye-level, on a limestone retaining wall near the gardens fountain.
 
Regarding Ravine State Gardens.
Ravine Gardens National Register of Historic Places plaque (<i>on wall inside visitor center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 11, 2014
2. Ravine Gardens National Register of Historic Places plaque (on wall inside visitor center)
Ravine State Gardens
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
1933
Ravine Gardens State Park is one of the nine New Deal-era state parks in Florida. The park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration, with cypress buildings, rock gardens and fieldstone terraces.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places Nomination #99000694. (Submitted on February 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Ravine Gardens State Park History. A Civil Works Administration (CWA) allotment of $161,785 was made in 1933 for the proposed ravines project and work began using Federal Emergency Relief Act (FERA) workers. In November of 1933, the CWA announced that the Gardens would receive a $150,000 allotment to continue and two days later 300 men were at work on the project. In 1935, the Works Progress Administration had taken over the FERA projects. The WPA announced that $56,000 was being allocated to the garden. During 1936, the WPA allotted additional funding for the Gardens to support a park superintendent, two foremen, and 49 laborers. World War II brought an end to the WPA, as well as an end to the construction in the Gardens. (Submitted on February 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas
 
Federal Emergency Relief Administration Project Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible top center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 23, 2011
3. Federal Emergency Relief Administration Project Marker (wide view; marker visible top center)
Ravine Gardens Fountain (<i>built by FERA/WPA in 1933</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2011
4. Ravine Gardens Fountain (built by FERA/WPA in 1933)
Ravine Gardens FDR Monument (<i>located near park entrance on Twigg Street, beside parking lot</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 24, 2010
5. Ravine Gardens FDR Monument (located near park entrance on Twigg Street, beside parking lot)
64-foot obelisk dedicated to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Built by FERA/WPA in 1933.
Court of States (<i>view looking north from visitor center parking lot; FDR monument background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 25, 2010
6. Court of States (view looking north from visitor center parking lot; FDR monument background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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