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    Water System Development – Rochester NH

    Date added: December 29, 2014; Modified: May 20, 2020

    In the town reports of Rochester, the town resolutions of 1933 and 1934 talk about federal help for the construction of a standpipe and pump. “RESOLUTION TO APPLY SINKING FUND TO NOTES PAYABLE ACCOUNT AND MAKE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL LOAN… read more

    Rollinsford Grade School – Rollinsford NH

    Date added: January 15, 2020; Modified: January 19, 2020

    The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Rollinsford Grade School. The structure was built in 1936, and consists of a large T-shaped two story gabled roof building in the Colonial Revival style. The town-wide school was grades 1-8…. read more

    Post Office – Lancaster NH

    Date added: August 15, 2019; Modified: September 2, 2019

    The Treasury Department funded the construction of the Lancaster NH Post Office in 1935.

    Nansen Ski Jump – Milan NH

    Date added: August 18, 2019; Modified: August 18, 2019

    According to a historical sign on site, “Named for Fridjof Nansen, the Greenland explorer. Berlin’s first ski club formed in 1872. The club sponsored the “Big Nansen” constructed in 1936 -38 by the National Youth Administration and the City of… read more

    Pierce Island Outdoor Pool – Portsmouth NH

    Date added: December 27, 2014; Modified: September 23, 2018

    “The Peirce Island Outdoor Pool in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (population 21,000), is a Great Depression–era municipal facility that has served several generations during its 69-year history. The pool’s unique location, storied past, and status as a beloved recreational asset make… read more

    Culvert Repair – Exeter NH

    Date added: November 12, 2014; Modified: June 27, 2018

    This Works Progress Administration project in Exeter, NH provided employment for fourteen people and completed key repairs on a local culvert. The federal cost was $870.04

    Library – Chesterfield NH

    Date added: March 30, 2018

    The current stone Chesterfield Library building opened in 1939. Constructed as a New Deal project, the facility was built with Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. PWA Docket No. NH [X]1130

    Manchester Airport Terminal (former) – Londonderry NH

    Date added: April 29, 2014; Modified: February 6, 2018

    “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

    Berlin Regional Airport – Milan NH

    Date added: May 25, 2014; Modified: February 6, 2018

    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

    Laconia Municipal Airport – Gilford MA

    Date added: January 14, 2017; Modified: February 6, 2018

    “In 1934, the original Laconia Airport was built in the vicinity of what is now the O’Shea Industrial park. The current airport was built in Gilford in 1941, with funding from the WPA (Works Progress Administration), the City of Laconia,… read more

    Airport Development – Claremont NH

    Date added: February 6, 2018

    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted a development / improvement program at what is now known Claremont Municipal Airport. “Develop and improve municipal airport” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐13‐18 Total project cost: $118,235.00 Sponsor: War Department “Improve airport” Official Project Number: 265‐1‐13‐13… read more

    Wellington State Beach – Bristol NH

    Date added: January 26, 2018

    The Civilian Conservation Corps built facilities at the Wellington State Beach. The work included several structures, picnic facilities, and the landscaping of the beach. Brief history of the park, from NH State Parks: “One dollar; what will it buy today? In… read more

    Spaulding High School – Rochester NH

    Date added: December 31, 2014; Modified: December 20, 2017

    Rochester, New Hampshire’s historic Spaulding High School was constructed with the aid of federal funds during the Great Depression. The building is still in use today. “Spaulding High School, which opened in 1939, is considered one of the most beautiful… read more

    Municipal Improvements – Greenville NH

    Date added: September 29, 2014; Modified: November 17, 2017

    1936 “Report of the Overseer of the Poor The relief situation in Greenville has shown a gradual improvement during the year. Due to improved business conditions, and use of available W. P. A. and other projects our local relief cases… read more