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Fire and Community House – Plainville CT

Date added: September 6, 2019

The Works Progress Administration built the Fire and Community House in Plainville CT. Today, the structure houses the Plainville Recreation Department and the Youth Services office.  

Putnam Disposal Plant – Putnam CT

Date added: June 18, 2019

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a disposal plant in Putnam CT, circa 1936-1937. The WPA-built facilities included the control house and plant filter beds.

High School and Athletic Field – Griswold CT

Date added: June 15, 2019

The Works Progress Administration built a new high school and athletic field in Griswold CT. The school was built in Moderne style with brick veneer walls. Pictured is a football game in progress, circa 1937. The exact location and condition of… read more

School – Lyme CT

Date added: June 14, 2019

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of a new school in Lyme CT. The school was built in colonial style with rock veneer walls. The exact location and condition of this structure are unknown to the Living New Deal.

Melville Avenue Defense Housing – Fairfield CT

Date added: June 9, 2019

The Federal Works Agency built defense housing units in Fairfield CT. Pictured is a model unit with asbestos shingle and brick veneer construction. The Federal Works Agency planned to build more than 5,000 units across Connecticut.

Town Hall Murals – Darien CT

Date added: April 3, 2018

The Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) created a set of murals for what was then the Junior-Senior High School in Darien, Connecticut, now its town hall. “In Darien, approximately 11  artists, Robert Pallesen, James Daugherty, Arthur Gibson Hull, Remington… read more

Timothy Ahearn Memorial – New Haven CT

Date added: April 2, 2018

The Timothy Ahearn Memorial in New Haven, Connecticut was created under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project in 1937.

Boyle Stadium – Stamford CT

Date added: March 23, 2018

The history of Boyle Stadium, which is located behind Stamford High School, is detailed on the school’s website: “Beginning in 1935, federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds helped support the construction behind Stamford High of the [premier] high school stadium… read more

Green Fall Pond Dam – Voluntown CT

Date added: March 2, 2018

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed the dam at the south end of Green Fall Pond in Voluntown, Connecticut.

Phillips Pond Bath House – Voluntown CT

Date added: March 2, 2018

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed a bath house at Phillips Pond in Voluntown, Connecticut. The exact location and status of the facility are presently unknown to Living New Deal.

Green Fall Pond Bath House – Voluntown CT

Date added: March 2, 2018

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed a bath house at Green Fall Pond / [Park] in Voluntown, Connecticut. The exact location and status of the facility are presently unknown to Living New Deal.

Pachaug State Forest – Voluntown CT

Date added: March 2, 2018

Pachaug State Forest is the largest forest in Connecticut. After the land was acquired by the state, “Laborers from New Deal programs such as the … Civilian Conservation Corps then turned these newly acquired lands into usable open space …” The… read more

CCC Camp Roberts – Thomaston CT

Date added: March 2, 2018

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)’s Camp Roberts, which housed Company #175, was stationed at Black Rock State Park in Thomaston, Connecticut. The camp was established May 30, 1933 and was discontinued Sept. 28, 1937. The camp’s “main projects were: building… read more