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    PRRA architectural drawing of planned Eleanor Roosevelt community

    Eleanor Roosevelt Community – San Juan PR

    Date added: May 22, 2023

    In October 1936 — two years after the First Lady visited Puerto Rico to assess social and economic conditions — it was announced that the New Deal’s Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration (PRRA) was taking bids for the construction of the… read more

    El Falansterio

    El Falansterio – Puerta de Tierra, San Juan PR

    Date added: October 22, 2017; Modified: July 26, 2019

    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

    San Juan Harbor

    San Juan Harbor Improvements – San Juan PR

    Date added: October 15, 2017; Modified: July 25, 2019

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

    American Red Cross Building – San Juan PR

    Date added: May 3, 2017; Modified: July 25, 2019

    The American Red Cross Building in San Juan was built in 1935 by PRERA (the Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Administration; as opposed to PRRA, the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration). “In accordance to Law No. 3 of June 26, 1929, the… 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; Modified: 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

    Capitol Building Landscaping – San Juan PR

    Date added: October 14, 2017; Modified: March 19, 2019

    The Civil Works Administration and the Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Administration carried out grounds landscaping work at the Capitol Building in San Juan.

    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

    Casa Blanca Repairs – San Juan PR

    Date added: October 13, 2017; Modified: October 25, 2017

    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration funded repair work at Casa Blanca in San Juan.

    University of Puerto Rico – San Juan PR

    Date added: May 1, 2017; Modified: October 15, 2017

    The expansion and development of Puerto Rico’s education system was central to the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration’s (PRRA) agenda. The agency earmarked $2,062,954.40 for the development of the University of Puerto Rico, which remains the most important higher-education institution on… read more

    Guillermo Esteves Bridge Sidewalks – San Juan PR

    Date added: October 1, 2017; Modified: October 10, 2017

    The Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Administration (with funds from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration) built sidewalks near the Guillermo Esteves Bridge in San Juan.