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    Shadow Lake Dam - Middletown NJ

    Shadow Lake Dam – Middletown NJ

    Date added: January 19, 2023

    In 1936, after an earthwork dam that protected local roads from being flooded by Shadow Lake washed out, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) re-built it.

    Centerville School - Holmdel NJ

    Centerville School (former) – Holmdel NJ

    Date added: January 15, 2023

    Built in 1939 as a public school in Holmdel NJ. Excerpt from the July 27th 1939 Red Bank Register: “Nearing completion at Centerville in Holmdel township is a new public school, the construction of which is being done entirely by… read more

    Wampum Park - Eatontown NJ

    Wampum Park – Eatontown NJ

    Date added: January 15, 2023

    This park and recreational lake was created largely by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and dedicated in 1940. The borough of Eatontown funded $3,500 of the cost of the project and the WPA $35,000. The park is still in use.

    Mantoloking Bridge - Brick Township NJ

    Mantoloking Bridge – Brick Township NJ

    Date added: October 2, 2022

    A bridge over Barnagat Bay connecting Mantoloking NJ and Brick NJ was built in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration. It was made of concrete and wood and was used for almost seventy years before being replaced in 2006. The… read more

    Cooper River Park – Pennsauken NJ

    Date added: June 6, 2022

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) helped construct the Cooper River Park in Pennsauken Township NJ in 1940. “A WPA project to give Pennsauken, N.J., its first public park and recreation facilities costing $350,000 has been approved,” a reporter for Parks… read more

    Stanley S. Holmes Village

    Stanley Holmes Village – Atlantic City NJ

    Date added: April 26, 2022

    Stanley Holmes Village (a.k.a. Stanley Village) is a 420-unit low income housing project on Adriatic Avenue that was built in 1937 and expanded in 1951. Its the oldest public housing complex in New Jersey. Atlantic City was the first municipality… read more

    Construction of the Original Running Track in Brookdale Park

    Brookdale Park Improvements – Montclair NJ

    Date added: March 20, 2022

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed improvements in Brookdale Park NJ (Essex County) in 1937. Initial construction of the park began in 1928 following an Olmstead Brothers’ design. “The basic work was in place by 1930,” suggests the Essex County… read more

    Camp Hope NJ Location – West Milford NJ

    Date added: December 21, 2021

    Situated near Greenwood Lake in upper West Milford, NJ, Camp Hope was initially developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1201 as Camp S-68 to house workers working at the Newark Waterworks. Following the closure of the worker’s barracks,… read more

    Shark River Bridge – Avon NJ

    Date added: March 5, 2021

    The Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works built a bridge over the Shark River between Avon NJ and Belmar NJ. The bridge is still in use.

    Matawan Aberdeen Public Library Improvements – Matawan NJ

    Date added: December 13, 2020

    In 1935, the Works Progress Administration completed upgrades/repairs for the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library on Main Street, Matawan, NJ. “As the year draws to a close, a WPA-funded upgrading project begins. The project includes book repair, creation of local history scrapbooks,… read more

    Municipal Harbor – Atlantic Highlands NJ

    Date added: November 26, 2020

    The Atlantic Highlands municipal harbor was constructed 1939-1941. Of its nearly $1,000,000 cost, the WPA paid most of it. The Army Corps of Engineers built a 4,000 foot breakwater to protect the harbor.