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The Palisades Interstate Park in New York – Bear Mountain NY

Date added: January 31, 2021

The Palisades Interstate Park system, a major beneficiary of New Deal public works projects, spans New York and New Jersey and stretches from The Palisades–cliffs overlooking the Hudson River in sight of Manhattan–to forested hills dotted with lakes in the… read more

Poplar and Broad St. – Schenectady NY

Date added: January 29, 2021

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed improvements to Poplar and Broad St. in Schenectady NY. Pictured WPA curb stamp was originally located near the intersection of Broad and Poplar Streets.

Park Avenue Observatory – Port Jervis NY

Date added: January 1, 2021

The Park Avenue Observatory was built in 1934. Park Avenue was built in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps along the base of Mt. William as a scenic route into the city of Port Jervis and to provide employment to… read more

Bath V.A. Hospital – Bath NY

Date added: December 30, 2020

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Bath V.A. Hospital in Bath NY. Created as the hospital for Bath V.A., replacing the 1870s facility at what had been the New York State Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home. The oldest resident… read more

Howard School (former) – Howard NY

Date added: December 30, 2020

Built as an elementary school. When multiple rural districts merged to create Avoca Central School, part of the negotiated agreement required a new grade school in Howard. The Howard Grade School was built as part of the project whose main… read more

Jasper-Troupsburg Elementary School – Troupsburg NY

Date added: December 27, 2020

Built as a K-12 public school, the Troupsburg Central School is still extant and in use as Jasper-Troupsburg Elementary School. According to A History of Troupsburg, NY (1808-2004), “It seems likely that the new school in Troupsburg was constructed with New… read more

Avoca Central School – Avoca NY

Date added: December 24, 2020

The Public Works Administration provided a $99,000 grant to construct a new K-12 public school in 1937-1939. Much expanded and renovated, the school remains in use today.

Arkport Central School – Arkport NY

Date added: December 24, 2020

The Arkport Central School in Arkport NY is a K-12 public school that is still in use. The Public Works Administration made two grants, of $63,000 and $9,654, against a planned cost of approximately $192,000.

Bedford Park Boulevard Station – Bronx NY

Date added: May 1, 2020

NYC Subway Station on the IND Concourse Line. Part of the IND Subway Line construction in the 1930s, built with the aid of PWA funds along with other IND stations of the time.

Somers Central School – Somers NY

Date added: September 13, 2019

In December of 1934, residents of Somers voted to centralize the schools. Before the centralization of the school district, Somers was home to several one room school houses. Somers Central School was completed in 1937 as project of the Federal… read more

Letchworth State Park: Octagon Shelter – Castile NY

Date added: June 19, 2019

The Octagon Shelter is one of two stone and wood shelters built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp SP-49 in Letchworth State Park. The shelter stands in the Lower Falls picnic area of Letchworth State Park.

Knickerbocker Station Post Office – New York NY

Date added: May 31, 2019

The historic Knickerbocker Station post office in New York, New York was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds in 1937. The building, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is still in use today.

Pine Plantation – Woodgate NY

Date added: November 22, 2018

Men from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp reforested up to 3,000 acres of cutover land on the western edge of the Adirondack State Park, east of Boonville, New York .  The exact locations of the plantations are unknown, but… read more

Golden Beach Campground – Raquette Lake NY

Date added: November 20, 2018

Raquette Lake is the largest lake in the southwestern portion of the Adirondack Park in  upstate New York.  It is famous as the site of some of the earliest and grandest of the “Camps” established by wealthy New Yorkers in… read more