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    Burlington International Airport – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017; Modified: July 26, 2023

    The W.P.A. worked extensively, for a period of several years, to develop what was then Burlington Airport. Major efforts included construction of the “diagonal” [NW/SE] runway and extension of the north-south runway. Description of a WPA project at the site:… read more

    University of Vermont Pease Mural - Burlington VT

    University of Vermont: Pease Mural – Burlington VT

    Date added: June 6, 2019; Modified: June 6, 2019

    The Burlington-born artist Raymond Pease was commissioned by the Public Works of Art Program to paint a mural at Perkins Hall at the University of Vermont. The mural was covered with drywall during renovations in 1992. It was rediscovered in… read more

    Street Department Central Plant – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 16, 2017; Modified: May 18, 2017

    “This long, narrow, rectangular brick building extends west from Pine Street and was built in four phases. Phase I, built 1934, was funded by the federal Public Works Administration (Project #2215). The original structure, as shown in Figure 1, consisted… read more

    North Avenue Widening and Sewers – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017; Modified: May 17, 2017

    The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) reconstructed and widened Burlington’s North Avenue, with the W.P.A.  installing sewers as well. Widening was undertaken with P.W.A. funds in 1934, P.W.A Project No. VT 2232. Widening under the W.P.A. was… read more

    Ethan Allen Park Entrance – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017; Modified: May 17, 2017

    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) constructed a masonry entrance at the south end of Ethan Allen Park. The W.P.A. also widened the entrance to 26 feet (W.P.A. Project No. 65-12-344).

    Ethan Allen Parkway Sewer and Sidewalks – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017

    The W.P.A. conducted the following work along Bradley Road, since renamed Ethan Allen Parkway. Photo caption, UVM: “Photograph dated Oct. 17, 1941. Original caption reads: Bradley Road Sewer: This view is taken from a point near the intersection of North… read more

    Ethan Allen Park Comfort Station – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017

    Photo caption, UVM: “This is a view of the building built under WPA Project No. 65-12-344 at Ethan Allen Park to be used as a combination tool house and toilet for ladies and gentlemen. Modern plumbing has been installed in… read more

    Ethan Allen Park Roads – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017

    Photo caption, UVM: “This view shows Ethan Allen Park drive as seen from the pinnacle. This drive is being constructed with 8″ telford stone sub base, 4 inches of stabilized sand and stone base and 1 1/4 inch of armor… read more

    Winooski Avenue Paving – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017

    Photo caption, UVM: “August 15, 1939. So. Winooski Ave. looking south from intersection of Main Street after Plant-Mix asphalt pavement with an average of one and one-half inches of hot asphalt binder course or leveling course and two inch wearing… read more

    Scarff Avenue Improvements – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017

    Photo caption, UVM: “WPA Highway Construction. A view looking west along Scarff Avenue from a point west of the intersection of Scarff Avenue and Wells Street.”

    Pine Street Paving – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017

    Photo caption, UVM: “February 23, 1940. WPA Project No. 665-12-1-38, Street Improvements – Pine Street This view shows the excavation practically completed on Pine Street between Flynn Ave and Ferguson Ave ready for the sand cushion and telfold base. Some… read more