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Dover Cemetery Improvements – Dover-Foxcroft ME

Date added: May 18, 2022

When the Civil Works Administration (CWA) was launched in November 1933, the Old Dover Village Cemetery received improvements. According to community notes in the Bangor Daily News, “road grading and widening at the Dover Cemetery, and construction of a new… read more

Norway, Maine post office: bas relief

Post Office Bas Relief – Norway ME

Date added: May 9, 2022

The historic Norway, Maine post office houses a New Deal wooden relief: “Jacob Howe, First Post Rider,” completed in 1942 by Margaret Vincent. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

Norway, Maine post office

Post Office – Norway ME

Date added: May 9, 2022

The historic post office in Norway, Maine was constructed in 1940 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building bears a 1940 cornerstone and houses an example of New Deal artwork.

Realty Road – Ashland ME

Date added: February 6, 2022

In January 1934, an ambitious project of opening up the vast forested area of northern Maine by the construction of a 94 mile road connecting Ashland Maine and Lac Frontier Quebec Canada and called the Brann Scenic Highway was launched…. read more

Sewers – Fort Kent ME

Date added: January 18, 2022

The Bangor Daily News covered some extensive sewer line construction in the northern town of Fort Kent in the initial CWA jobs program of 1933. December 4: “OVER 100 EMPLOYED ON CWA SEWER PROJECT More than a hundred men are… read more

Thomas Hill Standpipe

Summit Park Parking – Bangor ME

Date added: January 13, 2022

Federal Emergency Relief Administration crews built parking for Summit Park in Bangor ME. Excerpt from Bangor Daily News: “ERA Workers Building Parking Space Near Old Water Standpipe” “One of the new ERA projects now under way in Bangor is a large… read more

Schools (demolished) – Brownville ME

Date added: January 4, 2022

The New Deal was involved in improvements to the school system in the small mill town of Brownville and Brownville Junction. According to the 1933 town report, the town paid its share of $1,064.32 for materials for a Civil Works… read more

Dover-Foxcroft CWA Sewers. Basemap Google Maps

Sewer Projects – Dover-Foxcroft ME

Date added: December 14, 2021

As part of the initial Civil Works Administration (CWA) jobs effort in Dover Foxcroft was the construction of 4 sewer lines on Fairview, Morton, Harrison Avenues and Pearl St. $12,618 was spent by the CWA and 90 men were put… read more

Street Work in Lubec Maine. Basemap Google Maps. 

Road Projects – Lubec ME

Date added: December 13, 2021

The initial Civil Works Administration (CWA) work in Lubec involved street construction. Excerpt from Bangor Daily News: “CWA Work Progressing (From Our Regular Correspondent) LUBEC — Work on the C.W.A. project, the extension of the Can Plant road to join… read more

Cony Park – Eastport ME

Date added: December 3, 2021

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) built Cony Park in Eastport ME in 1934. “Cony Park, located adjacent to Shackford Head State Park, boasts beautiful views of Cobscook Bay, a large pavilion with picnic tables, outdoor musical instruments, and 3 horseshoe… read more

Map of the Artic Brook

Artic Brook Sewer – Bangor ME

Date added: November 19, 2021

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) built the Artic Brook Sewer in Bangor ME. The 1934 town report notes: “The Arctic Brook sewer was enclosed from Broadway to Kenduskeag Stream, or a distance of 2600 feet, by a 36 inch sewer,… read more

Penobscot Bridge Improvements (demolished) – Bangor ME

Date added: November 3, 2021

The Penobscot Bridge was a steel Baltimore through truss bridge connecting Bangor and Brewer. Construction was completed in 1911 and the bridge was replaced with the current Joshua Chamberlain bridge in 1954. According to the Bangor Daily News, this was… read more

Doyle Field – Brewer ME

Date added: October 31, 2021

Doyle Field is a football & softball field next to a PWA built auditorium. An article in the Bangor Daily News November 14, 1933 has an article about City Manager F. D. Farnsworth submitting a request for Federal assistance to… read more

Davis Landing Bridge – Yarmouth ME

Date added: September 30, 2021

1 of 26 bridges that were rebuilt by the New Deal following a 500 year flood in March 1936. The bridge is a Concrete slab structure over the West Branch of the Cousins River. From the design of the guard… read more

Bernard Lown Peace Bridge – Lewiston ME

Date added: August 22, 2021

One of the 26 bridges in Maine that were destroyed or damaged by the 1936 flood and rebuilt by the US Works Program Flood Relief projects and were handled under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Public Roads, US Dept…. read more