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Library Improvements – Danville NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

From a 1938, “REPORT OF THE DANVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY” “During the past year there have been several changes and improvements made in the Library. The walls and ceilings have been repaired and whitened as a part of the W. P…. read more

Municipal Improvements – Boscawen NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

SELECTMEN’S REPORT To the Citizens of Boscawen: That the people of Boscawen, may more fully comprehend the financial assistance the town has received for W. P. A. Projects and what was accomplished by obtaining such projects, we submit the following… read more

Municipal Water Projects – Ashland NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

Between 1935 and 36 the WPA helped in reconstruction work on the town water supply Jackson Pond which had originally been built in 1894. In 1936, the WPA supplied labor for a water extension.

Hurricane Reconstruction – Sandwich NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

After a hurricane in 1938, the WPA helped with repairs. A municipal report detailed the costs involved: Estimate of Hurricane Damage in survey made by State Engineers and Town Road Agents, Oct. 10, 1938— Washouts $15,815.00 Culverts– $1,620.00 Bridges—- $9,775.00… read more

Attitash Mountain Resort – Bartlett NH

Date added: May 26, 2014

Attitash is a year round ski area located on U.S. Route 302 in Bartlett, New Hampshire near North Conway. It is operated by Peak Resorts. Located in the heart of the White Mountains, Attitash is home to two mountains, Attitash… read more

University of New Hampshire Murals – Durham NH

Date added: May 26, 2014

“Three New Hampshire artists were hired to paint a series of murals for the University Library [then the Hamilton Smith Library]. These murals were painted under direction of Omer T. Lassonde, State Supervisor of the New Hampshire WPA Art Project…. read more

Road Work – Canterbury NH

Date added: May 26, 2014

The town road agent Clifford Davis reported in the annual town report for 1937 that: “Work Accomplished on W. P. A. Project 378 Graveling, Widening, Culverts, Ditching and Bush Cutting on the Hackelborough, MacElroy, Pickard, Morrill, Concord, Colby, Asby, &… read more

Berlin Regional Airport – Milan NH

Date added: May 25, 2014

A one-runway private airport north of downtown Berlin, New Hampshire. The airport was started as a CWA project. There was a slight delay during the shutdown of the program. The project was picked up and completed under FERA. DoD resources… read more

Rye Harbor – Rye NH

Date added: May 25, 2014

The federal Public Works Administration helped to finance a large jetty construction project in Rye Harbor, New Hampshire. The PWA provided a $126,000 grant toward the project, whose construction occurred between 1938 and 1939. (PWA Docket No. NH [X]1090.) A… read more

Town Wharf – Center Harbor NH

Date added: May 25, 2014

The 1934 town report under town appropriations says that $1500.00 was spent on “Wharf C.W.A. Fed. project” It is located behind the hardware store and is used by the the town fire department according to a recent selectmen report. A… read more

Concord Public Library – Concord NH

Date added: May 14, 2014

“The year 1938 is most remembered for the devastating hurricane and subsequent floods, but this was also the year steps were taken that resulted in a new library building being built. Although an urgent need for expanded library facilities had… read more

Post Office – Meredith NH

Date added: May 4, 2014

The historic post office in Meredith, New Hampshire was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which opened in 1936, is still in service.

Manchester Airport Terminal (former) – Londonderry NH

Date added: April 29, 2014

“In 1937, this art deco terminal was a bold architectural statement for rural New Hampshire. Built as one of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects that sprinkled New Hampshire with unique, useful structures and employed hundreds of Granite State residents,… read more