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    Detail of a WPA plaque dated 1939.

    Mount Hope Farm Improvements – Bristol RI

    Date added: July 11, 2023

    As attested to by multiple plaques on-site, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) installed drainage channels with culverts for walking trails at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, Rhode Island, and potentially made other improvements.

    Bristol RI WPA Sea Wall

    Hope St. Seawall – Bristol RI

    Date added: January 13, 2022; Modified: January 13, 2022

    Seawall constructed on Hope St. Built by the Works Progress Administration between 1935 and 1939.

    Bristol County Courthouse (former) Renovations – Bristol RI

    Date added: January 20, 2014; Modified: November 23, 2016

    “During 1934-35 the building was refurbished as a PWA project under the direction of Bristol architect Wallis E. Howe, a partner in the firm Howe & Church. The original Tuscan-columned portico was replaced with a “Gothic” design of clustered colonettes,… read more