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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Date added: April 7, 2020
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built sidewalks on Munroe St. in Newburyport 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
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
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.
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
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
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.