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Comet train, Boston MA to Providence RI service.

Comet Train – Boston MA

Date added: February 4, 2023

In 1934, the Public Works Administration (PWA) loaned the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company $7 million for equipment repair, new track installation, and new equipment purchases.  Among the new purchases was the $250,000 Comet, a streamlined Diesel-electric… read more

Windsor State Forest - Windsor MA

Windsor State Forest – Windsor MA

Date added: January 22, 2023

The Civilian Conservation Corps completed work at the Windsor State Forest in Windsor MA, between 1933 and 1938. “Located deep in the rolling hills of the Berkshires, Windsor State Forest is known for its beauty. Visitors can experience the cascading… read more

Industry - Newton MA

Newton North High School Murals – Newton MA

Date added: August 25, 2022

The Federal Arts Project (FAP) funded the Newton (now Newton North) High School Murals in Newton MA. Painted by Maurice Compris, the mural triptych depicts “Education,” “Commerce,” and “Industry.” It was dedicated as a memorial to Leighton Brown, class of… read more

Clinton, MA post office: bas relief

Post Office Bas Relief – Clinton MA

Date added: May 9, 2022

A plaster bas relief: “History of a Letter,” was created by Theodore C. Barbarossa in 1939 as a commission by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. The work was originally installed in the then-new post office on Union Street. It… read more

Turners Falls-Gill Bridge – MA

Date added: April 28, 2022

The federal Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) allocated funds in 1936 to the tune of $372,722 (not adjusted for inflation) for the reconstruction of a span across the Connecticut River between the Town of Montague [Turner Falls] and Gill, Mass. The… read more

Newtowne Court – Cambridge MA

Date added: February 12, 2022

Newtowne Court is a 294 units apartment complex located in the town of Cambridge, MA. There are eight three-story walk-up buildings; most entrances serve six to nine apartments. Includes 6 units for households with vision impairments. This was one of… read more

Log Cabins – Mohawk State Forest MA

Date added: March 28, 2021

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built cabins at Mohawk Trail State Forest and Savoy State Forest, MA, circa 1934. The architect of record was L. C. Roy.

Boyce Street School Retaining Walls – Auburn MA

Date added: May 10, 2020

The Civil Works Administration built perimeter rock and concrete walls around the Boyce Street School, a public elementary school. Currently, the site is a public park and playground.

Franklin Park Zoo Improvements – Boston MA

Date added: May 2, 2019

The Works Progress Administration made improvements to the Franklin Park Zoo. This project sought to improve the lion house, monkey house, and build machine and carpenter shop and garage extensions and a storage building. The total cost of the proposed… read more

Sidewalks – Arlington MA

Date added: April 6, 2019

The Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed sidewalks in Arlington, Massachusetts, including at the intersection of Renfrew St and Hillside Ave. A WPA plaque is embedded on the “left” side of the street at the corner if one is looking towards… read more

Post Office – Nantucket MA

Date added: October 18, 2018

The historic post office in Nantucket, Massachusetts was constructed with Treasury Department funds. The building, which opened in 1936, is still in service.

Saugus Town Hall: Founding of Saugus Mural – Saugus MA

Date added: October 6, 2018

Mural painted by Elizabeth Tracy, later known as Tracy Montminy, depicting the arrival of the first white settlers of Saugus. Originally installed in the since demolished police station on Taylor Street, it is now in the auditorium of the 1874… read more

Tewksbury Hospital Murals – Tewksbury MA

Date added: September 30, 2018

Three murals were commissioned for Tewksbury Hospital by the Federal Art Project. The works presented scenes related to the heritage of the area, and were created by: Maurice Compris (looms); Samuel F. Hershey (quarries and factory work); and W. Lester… read more

Arredondo Memorial (Jamaicaway) Bridge – Boston MA

Date added: September 1, 2018

The bridge carrying the Jamaicaway over Huntington Avenue, near Brookline, was constructed with NIRA funds. The structure was renamed in 2017 for the sons of Boston Marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo.