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    Fort Banks (former) Improvements – Winthrop MA

    Date added: February 6, 2018; Modified: February 7, 2018

    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted a development / improvement program at the former Fort Banks in Winthrop, Mass. “Rehabilitate buildings and improve grounds” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐252 Total project cost: $138,214.00 Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Banks, U.S. Army “Improve… read more

    Fort Heath (former) Improvements – Winthrop MA

    Date added: February 6, 2018; Modified: February 7, 2018

    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at Fort Heath in Winthrop, Mass. Project information: “Improve buildings, etc. at Forts Banks, Heath and Rice Wharf” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐59 Sponsor: War Department

    Rice Wharf (former) Improvements – Winthrop MA

    Date added: February 6, 2018; Modified: February 7, 2018

    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at Rice Wharf in Winthrop, Mass. Project information: “Improve buildings, etc. at Forts Banks, Heath and Rice Wharf” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐59 Sponsor: War Department

    Infrastructure Development – Winthrop MA

    Date added: May 6, 2017; Modified: May 6, 2017

    W.P.A. Bulletin, 1937: “These are only a few of the many WPA projects in Winthrop which have given material benefits to the town in addition to providing unemployed men and women with work. Winthrop also has had its share of… read more

    Lewis Lake Park Development – Winthrop MA

    Date added: May 6, 2017

    W.P.A. Bulletin, 1937: “At the southern end of the marsh that was in the center of Winthrop, WPA has created a skating area and rendezvous for aquatic sports out of the formerly ugly Lewis Lake. A dump on one side… read more

    Ingleside Park Land Reclamation – Winthrop MA

    Date added: May 6, 2017

    W.P.A. Bulletin, 1937: “Before work relief began building things in Winthrop, the high school athletic teams were forced to play at Ingleside Park which was partly a swamp. This is also being reclaimed by WPA.”

    Miller Field – Winthrop MA

    Date added: May 6, 2017

    W.P.A. Bulletin, 1937: “At the north end of the former swamp, WPA raised the level a half dozen feet and built William A. Miller Athletic Field in honor of one of Winthrop’s sons killed in action in France during the… read more

    Golf Course – Winthrop MA

    Date added: May 6, 2017

    W.P.A. Bulletin, 1937: “Because of WPA and the Winthrop Golf Club the formerly ugly marsh is now a recreational beauty spot. The golf club reclaimed a spot in the centre of the marsh and created a nine-hole course.”

    Sea Wall – Winthrop MA

    Date added: May 6, 2017

    W.P.A. Bulletin, 1937: “Another outstanding project in Winthrop is the sea wall being built from the Winthrop Yacht Club to the narrow, sea-girt road which leads to Point Shirley. Here pounding waves had undermined the old-fashioned wall. WPA has built… read more