High Point Museum Exhibit: "New Deal in High Point"
Sunday, December 03 -
Saturday, February 17, 2018
High Point Museum
1859 East Lexington Avenue
High Point, NC 27262
“New Deal in High Point” showcases the lasting impact of the various New Deal projects on the physical landscape of High Point that we can still see today. The exhibit highlights several New Deal building projects and their legacy in High Point. A few of the projects included High Point City Lake Park and Washington Terrace Park, Allen Jay Rock Gym and Clara Cox and Daniel Brooks Housing Developments.
One of the largest projects was the lowering of the railroad tracks through downtown. Construction began in late 1939 and was completed in 1947 with a total estimated cost of $1,500,000. It stretched for over two miles and had seven bridges. The lowering of the tracks is explored more in-depth with a photographic exhibit in the lecture gallery.
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