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    Edward F. Knapp State Airport – Berlin VT

    Date added: February 18, 2017; Modified: July 26, 2023

    Located between Montpelier and Barre, what is now Edward F. Knapp State Airport in the Town of Berlin, Vermont was developed as a New Deal project in conjunction with the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.). Wikipedia: “Originally called the Barre-Montpelier Airport,… read more

    Armory (former) Improvements – Montpelier VT

    Date added: July 26, 2023; Modified: July 26, 2023

    The former armory building in Montpelier, Vermont was improved by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The status and location of the facility is unknown to Living New Deal. WPA Project No. 65‐12‐940

    Wrightsville Dam – Montpelier VT

    Date added: December 16, 2014; Modified: July 17, 2023

    A flood in 1927 brought about plans to construct four flood control projects, made possible by the New Deal and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Wrightsville Dam is one of those. Construction began in August 1933  and was completed in… read more

    Bailey Dam – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018; Modified: July 17, 2023

    The Winooski River Local Protection Project in Vermont, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) undertaking, entailed “replacing an old timber dam at Montpelier by a small concrete dam (now called Bailey Dam) with tainter gates.” The project is located on the… read more

    Winooski River Local Protection Project – VT

    Date added: December 16, 2014; Modified: July 17, 2023

    The Winooski River Local Protection Project is located along a 6.5-mile stretch of the Winooski River which flows through Montpelier, Berlin, Moretown, and Middlesex. The Winooski River Local Protection Project protects several thousand acres of farmland and reduces flood damage… read more

    Recreation Field – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018; Modified: September 3, 2022

    Montpelier’s Recreation Field was developed as a New Deal project in 1938-9. The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $45,000 grant for the project, whose total cost was listed as $100,052. PWA Docket No. Vt. 1088-F. The facility was described in… read more

    Hubbard Park – Montpelier VT

    Date added: May 7, 2017; Modified: September 25, 2018

    Montpelier Annual Report, 1937: “In the early summer of 1933 the C. C. C. started improvement work at Hubbard Park under the direction of the Vermont Forest Service cooperating with the Montpelier Park Board. From that time until the fall… read more

    Recreation Field: Ballfield – Montpelier VT

    Date added: July 27, 2012; Modified: March 4, 2018

    The primary baseball field at Montpelier Recreation Field was built in 1939. Frequently mis-attributed to the Work Projects Administration (WPA), the facility was part of a larger park project undertaken with Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The stadium was home to the New England… read more

    Miscellaneous Projects – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018

    In 1935 “considerable work was done with [Vermont Emergency Relief Administration] V.E.R.A. labor in cutting brush and cleaning up around the pond [reservoir].” The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted work at Montpelier’s Community House in 1936. The WPA and CCC… read more

    Sidewalks – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018; Modified: February 22, 2018

    Several Annual Reports for the City of Montpelier detail expenses and locations for many sidewalk projects undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the city. For example, the 1938 report stated: “More than the usual amount of work has been… read more

    Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018; Modified: February 22, 2018

    Montpelier’s 40th (1935) Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds. The 1936 annual report lists streets where VERA or Works Progress Administration (WPA) efforts were undertaken in 1935: Cherry Ave., Cliff… read more

    Towne Hill Road Improvements – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018; Modified: February 22, 2018

    Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “Town[e] Hill Road, short section, excavation, stone base and graveling”. In 1939 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) “resurfaced with gravel from… read more

    North Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018; Modified: February 22, 2018

    Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “North Street to City Line, grading and graveling”. Sewer work was undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935: “402… read more

    Granite Street / Bridge Improvements – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018; Modified: February 22, 2018

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted improvement work on many of Montpelier’s bridges. The Granite Street Bridge was “given a new floor of four inch  creosoted yellow pine” in 1939. “The lumber was purchased by the W. P. A. Bond Issue… read more

    Marvin Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018; Modified: February 22, 2018

    Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “Marvin Street, grading and putting in stone base”. Street improvement and sewer construction efforts were continued here in subsequent years by… read more