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La Torre de Piedra – Maricao PR

Date added: March 29, 2020

The Civilian Conservation Corps built a viewpoint and picnic spot for travelers along Ruta Panoramica over the central mountains, in the vicinity of Maricao, PR.

Post Office – Mayagüez PR

Date added: October 25, 2019

The historic main post office building in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico was constructed with Treasury Department funds in 1935. It is the only traditional, fully New Deal post office on the island, and the only one in Puerto Rico that features… read more

Colón Park: Columbus landing monument

Colón Park Monument – Aguada / Aguadilla PR

Date added: October 25, 2019

Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration (PRRA) work relief division efforts included the reconstruction of an 1893 monument commemorating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s landing, at the site where he landed in 1493. The PRRA made improvements to what is now… read more

Jose V. Toledo Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, addition

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Addition – San Juan PR

Date added: July 25, 2019

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in San Juan was built in 1914 with a New Deal-era addition constructed in 1938-1940. Now known as Jose V. Toledo Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse,… read more

Isla Grande Airport (old Naval Air Station) – San Juan PR

Date added: February 17, 2019

What was then the San Juan Naval Air Station, now Isla Grande Airport in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, was developed in substantial part with Work Projects Administration (WPA) labor. Nearly $2,000,000 were expended on such infrastructure development projects at… read more

Maricao Forest Tree Planting – Maricao Forest PR

Date added: October 22, 2017

The Civilian Conservation Corps carried out improvement work at the Maricao Forrest (Bosque Estatal de Maricao). The work included “roads, trails, timber stand improvements and tree planting, as well as recreational developments.”

Guanica State Forest Tree Planting – Guanica PR

Date added: October 22, 2017

The Civilian Conservation Corps carried out improvement work at the Guanica State Forest (Bosque Estatal de Guánica). The work included “roads, trails, timber stand improvements and tree planting, as well as recreational developments.”

El Falansterio

El Falansterio – Puerta de Tierra, San Juan PR

Date added: October 22, 2017

The Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration (PRRA) built El Falansterio, a new public housing development located in Puerta de Tierra, San Juan, between 1936-1937. PuertaDeTierra.info: In Puerta de Tierra a neighborhood house would be built between Matías Ledesma streets, San Juan… read more

Toro Negro Hydroelectric Plant Enlargement – Villalba PR

Date added: October 22, 2017

The Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration (PRRA) enlarged the Toro Negro hydroelectric plant, located north of Villalba. The work consisted of “new turbines, penstock pipes, canals, transformers, switches, and other control equipment.”

Guamani River Bridge – Guayama PR

Date added: October 15, 2017

The Public Works Administration built a 30-meter truss bridge over the Guamani River in Guayama, in 1936. Google Street View imagery suggests that the bridge has since been replaced.

San Juan Harbor

San Juan Harbor Improvements – San Juan PR

Date added: October 15, 2017

The Army Corps of Engineers, with funds from the National Industrial Recovery Act, carried out improvements in the San Juan Harbor between 1934-1940.