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Monroe Playground Improvements – Washington DC

Date added: November 16, 2021

The Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and the Works Progress Administration funded improvements at the Monroe Playground in Washington DC in 1934-1935. The work consisted of the following improvements: “Graded, moved and remodeled shelter-house, relocated equipment.”… read more

Old seawall inside Anacostia Riverwalk, west of First Street - Washington DC

Water and Sewer Authority Seawall – Washington DC

Date added: May 19, 2021

In 1936 Work: A Journal of Progress reported that in 1933-34 the Civil Works Administration (CWA) relief workers constructed 245 feet of seawall at the Sewer Division property yard and a cable shed at the garage. The exact site was… read more

Woodrow Wilson High School - Washington DC

Woodrow Wilson High School – Washington DC

Date added: May 19, 2021

In the early years of the New Deal, 1934-1935, Congress funded the construction of the Woodrow Wilson High School through one or more appropriations of around $1 million to the DC Commissioners. At the time, funding and control of the local… read more

Site of Commercial Pier 5 - Washington DC

Commercial Pier No. 5 (former) – Washington, DC

Date added: April 18, 2021

Commercial Pier No. 5 was part of a large-scale New Deal redevelopment program for the Washington Channel and Southwest Waterfront area. Construction of the pier began in 1940, by the Penker Construction Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, and was completed in… read more

Likely location of Yacht Basin No. 2

Yacht Basin No. 2 (former) – Washington DC

Date added: April 14, 2021

Yacht Basin No. 2 was part of a large-scale New Deal redevelopment of the Washington Channel and Southwest Waterfront area.  The Diamond Construction Company started building the basin in 1938, supervised by the Army Corps of Engineers. The basin was completed… read more