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    Main Street Reconstruction – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017

    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) reconstructed parts of Burlington’s Main Street in 1938, including foundation and paving work. Archival photos show such work being undertaken between S. Union and S. Willard Streets.

    Lake Street Widening – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017

    Photo caption, UVM: “May 8, 1936. Lake Street, WPA Project No. 65-12-336 looking South from intersection of Depot Street. This project consists of widening pavement to twenty four feet with Telford stone base construction, surfacing with a leveling course of… read more

    East Avenue Widening – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017

    Photo caption, UVM: “Feb. 26, 1938 dated photo. East Avenue from near Colchester Avenue looking South, WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-12-336. This view shows the widening project carried on during the winter months. This street was widened to… read more

    Grove Street Bridge and Paving – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 17, 2017

    The W.P.A. constructed a bridge on Grove Street (crossing Centennial / Catlin Brook) in 1938. The bridge has been largely rehabilitated and rebuilt such that little of the original structure is apparent. However, though “budget and time constraints prevented a… read more

    Sidewalks – Burlington VT

    Date added: May 16, 2017; Modified: May 16, 2017

    “The 1934 Annual Report of Burlington states that the PWA would be responsible for approximately ten miles of new cement concrete sidewalks; the photograph shows one of the following projects. The project cost a total of $50,340.01; federal [P.W.A.] covered… read more

    Elihu B. Taft School (former) – Burlington VT

    Date added: February 20, 2017

    Burlington’s former Elihu B. Taft School was built as a New Deal project in 1938-9; its construction was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. The P.W.A. provided a grant of $111,272 for the project, whose total cost was $245,198…. read more

    Ward Street Construction – Burlington VT

    Date added: July 29, 2016

    Photo description: “August 15, 1939. PWA Project No. Vt. 1097-F This view shows the completed pavement at the intersection of North Bend Street and Ward Street. The old road bed was scarified, reshaped and treated with stabilizing emulsion late in… read more

    North Street Construction – Burlington VT

    Date added: July 29, 2016

    Photo caption, August 15, 1939: “PWA Project Vt. 1097-F, Intersection of Intervale Avenue, Elmwood Avenue and North Street. This view shows the broad intersection of the three above streets after the completion of the Plant-Mix asphalt pavement consisting of a… read more

    Manhattan Drive Construction – Burlington VT

    Date added: July 29, 2016; Modified: July 29, 2016

    “Road construction crew repaves a city street as part of the P. W. A. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works street improvements. Project No. VT 1097-F.” One source suggests that some of this work occurred at Lafountain St. and Manhattan… read more

    Road Construction (C.W.A.) – Burlington VT

    Date added: July 29, 2016

    The federal Civil Works Administration conducted road construction work in Burlington, Vermont. “March 6, 1934. City Burlington Vermont. CWA (Civil Works Administration) Project #402-J. Telford stone base construction. Note winter conditions.”