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    Fort Williams (former) Development – Cape Elizabeth ME

    Date added: February 7, 2018; Modified: July 15, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted extensive improvement and development work at the former Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Work was largely sponsored by the Commanding Officer, Fort Williams, U.S. Army (the remaining by the War Department). Project information:… read more

    Fort Preble (former) Improvements – South Portland ME

    Date added: February 7, 2018; Modified: July 15, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at the former Fort Preble in South Portland, Maine. Project information: “Rehabilitation of buildings including plumbing, heating, and electrical” Official Project Number: 13‐2‐11‐109 Total project cost: $40,000.00 Sponsor: War Department ‐Q.M.C. “Fts…. read more

    Fort McKinley (former) Improvements – Portland ME

    Date added: February 7, 2018; Modified: July 15, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at the former Fort McKinley, which operated from 1873 to 1947 on Great Diamond Island in Portland, Maine. Project information: “Rehabilitation of buildings including plumbing, heating, and electrical” Official Project Number: 13‐2‐11‐108… read more

    Panorama of Military History Mural

    Washington Hall: T.L. Johnson Mural – West Point NY

    Date added: May 31, 2022; Modified: July 15, 2024

    Panorama of Military History – Painted by T.L. Johnson and funded by the Federal Arts Project (FAP). Covering the south wall is a tremendous mural, in brilliant colors, which features a panorama of military history. The drawing covers an area… read more

    Washington Hall: Stained Glass Windows – West Point NY

    Date added: April 20, 2017; Modified: July 15, 2024

    In 1936, George Pearse Ennis completed this stained glass window, entitled, “Life of Washington,” for the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP). It was installed in Washington Hall, the Mess Hall of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

    U.S. Military Academy Development – West Point NY

    Date added: July 15, 2024; Modified: July 15, 2024

    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted numerous extensive development work at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Per a DoD historical survey, projects included: Description: Improve facilities; Project No. 165-2-21-43; Cost: $681,361.00; Sponsor: U.S. Army, Superintendent of… read more

    West Point Academy Building

    Post Exchange and Utility Building – West Point NY

    Date added: September 21, 2013; Modified: July 15, 2024

    This structure was built by the PWA in 1934-5 as the Post Exchange and Utility Building. It now houses the Academy’s Directorate of Public Works. A 1939 PWA publication described the building as follows: “This structure is one of several… read more

    Watervliet Arsenal Improvements – Watervliet NY

    Date added: January 26, 2015; Modified: July 15, 2024

    The federal Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted substantial improvement and development work at the Watervliet Arsenal. Per a DoD survey, WPA work included: Description: Repair and rehabilitate buildings; Project No. 13-2-21-94; Cost: $7,740.00; Sponsor: War Department Repair and rehabilitate buildings;… read more

    Schenectady General Depot (former) Development – Rotterdam NY

    Date added: July 15, 2024; Modified: July 15, 2024

    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted numerous and extensive projects to improve and develop the former Schenectady General Depot in Rotterdam, New York. The facility was converted into the Rotterdam Industrial Park. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the… read more

    Stewart International Airport Development – Newburgh NY

    Date added: July 15, 2024; Modified: July 15, 2024

    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) worked to develop “Stewart Field,” now known as Stewart International Airport, located in the towns of Newburgh and New Windsor, New York. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Improve air field;… read more

    Trolley Track Removal and Street Improvements – Kingston NY

    Date added: July 15, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted the following project in Kingston, New York, per a DoD survey: Description: Remove trolley rails, load and transport to shipping point, and remove and replace pavement. Project No. 265-1-21-240 Cost: $16,887.00 Sponsor: City of… read more

    Railway Track Removal and Street Improvements – Geneva NY

    Date added: July 15, 2024; Modified: July 15, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted the following project in Geneva, New York, per a DoD survey: Description: Salvage; Remove street car rails and repave areas. Project No. 265-1-21-250 Cost: $43,525.00 Sponsor: City of Geneva

    Railway Track Removal and Street Improvements – Amsterdam NY

    Date added: July 15, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted the following project in Amsterdam, New York, per a DoD survey: Description: Salvage; Remove abandoned railway tracks and improve streets. Project No. 265-1-21-254 Cost: $42,390.00 Sponsor: City of Amsterdam

    Gypsum Hill Cemetery Shop Building – Salina KS

    Date added: September 8, 2017; Modified: July 15, 2024

    In the 1930s youths the National Youth Administration (NYA) hired young people to construct the stone shop building in Gypsum Hill Cemetery. The shop building bears an NYA plaque.