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    Forest Ave. Bridge – Amsterdam NY

    Date added: January 14, 2016; Modified: July 26, 2023

    The Forest Ave. bridge, which spans a creek between Lyon Street and Lakeview Street, was completed in 1940 with funds and labor provided by the Work Projects Administration (WPA).

    Amsterdam New York Post Office

    Post Office – Amsterdam NY

    Date added: November 14, 2012; Modified: April 11, 2017

    The historic post office building in Amsterdam, New York “was built in 1935–1936, and is one of a number of post offices in New York State designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department under Louis… read more

    Municipal Golf Course – Amsterdam NY

    Date added: July 29, 2016

    www.amsterdammuni.com describes the development of Amsterdam, New York’s Municipal Golf Course: The effort to create the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course began on July 17, 1934 with the allocation of $3,500 by the Recreation Commission , City Council and Mayor Arthur… read more

    East Main Street School (former) Improvements – Amsterdam NY

    Date added: August 16, 2014; Modified: January 20, 2015

    The federal Work Projects Administration worked to improve the former East Main Street School in Amsterdam, New York during the 1930s. WPA work included the modest contributions of “painting walls, ceilings, windows, doors, and cornice” as well as varnishing. The… read more

    "Sir William Johnson Conferring with the Indians"

    Post Office Murals – Amsterdam NY

    Date added: November 14, 2012; Modified: September 10, 2014

    The historic post office building in Amsterdam, New York contains two Section of Fine Arts murals entitled “Departure of a Packet Boat” and “Sir William Johnson Conferring with the Indians” painted by Henry Schnakenberg in 1939. Also pictured here is… read more