Above: Culler Lake, in the city of Frederick, appears to have been created by the WPA's damming of a creek. The building you see here, seems to have served as an ice skating shelter and also appears to have been built by the WPA. However, more research is needed for the lake and the structure. Photo taken 2011. (Source of information: WPA photograph collection at the University of Maryland College Park Archives)
63. GERMANTOWN SCHOOL, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County
Above: This building is something of a puzzle. It currently serves as the Annapolis area Phoenix School, and once was called the Germantown Intermediate School. There is a cornerstone on the building, with "AD 1939" engraved on it. It also exhibits some of the New Deal and/or art deco-type architectural characteristics, e.g., rounded building corners (about 15 feet from each of the blue doors). However, I was unable to find the building in the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties database. Nor could I find any useful information at the Maryland State Archives. The only clue I have, thus far, comes courtesy of the Historic Annapolis Foundation. They found a passage in the book "Annapolis: City on the Severn" (Jane McWilliams, 2011) explaining that New Deal money replaced the "Germantown School" in 1939. So, with the little bit of information I have so far, I would say that this building was probably built with funds from the Public Works Administration. Further, I would guess that private contractors did the majority of the work, with the WPA possibly playing a small role. Obviously, a lot more research needs to be done on this building. Photo taken 2011.