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University of Vermont: Pease Mural – Burlington VT

Date added: June 6, 2019

The Burlington-born artist Raymond Pease was commissioned by the Public Works of Art Program to paint a mural at Perkins Hall at the University of Vermont. The mural was covered with drywall during renovations in 1992. It was rediscovered in… read more

VA Hospital – White River Junction VT

Date added: March 23, 2018

The original facilities at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont were constructed ca. 1938 as part of the New Deal, with federal / Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. “Looking back to 1938, the WRJ VAMC began its… read more

Bailey Dam – Montpelier VT

Date added: February 22, 2018

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

Granite Street / Bridge Improvements – Montpelier VT

Date added: 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

Barre Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

Date added: February 22, 2018

Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “Barre Road, widening at Jerue turn”. Efforts were continued in subsequent years by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). 1939 Montpelier annual… read more

Union Elementary School – Montpelier VT

Date added: February 22, 2018

Montpelier’s Union Elementary School was constructed as a New Deal project, with primary construction in 1938-9. The city’s 1940 annual report: “The past year has marked the completion of the Recreation Field and the new Elementary School Building. Both projects… read more

Town Hall Development – Springfield VT

Date added: February 22, 2018

Springfield, Vermont’s town hall underwent a development/improvement project between 1938 and 1939 as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project. The building is still in use today. The PWA provided 1n $18,818 grant toward the $41,725 eventual cost of the project. PWA Docket… read more

Recreation Field – Montpelier VT

Date added: February 22, 2018

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

Water Pipes – Montpelier VT

Date added: February 22, 2018

Annual Reports for the City of Montpelier detail expenses and locations for many sewer projects undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the city. The 1936 report details work undertaken in 1935: “75 feet of 1 1/2″ pipe beyond the… read more

Wood Art Gallery – Montpelier VT

Date added: February 22, 2018

The Wood Art Gallery in Montpelier, Vermont was the recipient of “W.P.A. Fedaral Art sculpture and paintings” in 1937. The works are “on permanent loan from the U.S. government.”

Sewers – Montpelier VT

Date added: February 22, 2018

Annual Reports for the City of Montpelier detail expenses and locations for many sewer projects undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the city. The 1936 report details work undertaken in 1935: “With regular city funds and with W.P.A. funds… read more

Sidewalks – Montpelier VT

Date added: 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

Berlin Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

Date added: February 22, 2018

Montpelier’s 1937 Annual Report details roadwork projects undertaken in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds, including: “Berlin Street from River Street to the City line and a portion of Winooski Avenue received tar treatment for the first time.”… read more

Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

Date added: 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