Sea Lion Pool Construction, 1937


This file appears in: The Great Depression and the Zoo
Sea Lion Pool Construction, 1937

Brookside Zoo was just one of many small zoos provided the opportunity by the WPA to expand during the Great Depression. Work relief projects at zoological gardens in urban centers throughout the United States used federal funding to build and repair facilities, create new exhibits, and develop landscapes. Cleveland's Sea Lion pool was located at the main entrance where it provided the zoo a much needed facelift after years of deterioration.


This file appears in: The Great Depression and the Zoo