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    Fort Independence Restoration – Providence RI

    Date added: November 14, 2016; Modified: April 11, 2017

    The WPA restored this fort at some point prior to 1938. From Rhode Island: A Guide to the Smallest State: “[T]he Works Progress Administration has restored the old fort, graded the land, and converted it into a park.” The site… read more

    Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Gymnasium – Providence RI

    Date added: February 20, 2014; Modified: December 3, 2016

    A long, two-story building, Colonial Revival in style. Built by the PWA in 1934-36 to house a training school as well as a gymnasium. The architects were William R. Walker & Son, of Providence. The School for the Deaf has… read more

    Blackstone Park – Providence RI

    Date added: November 19, 2016; Modified: November 27, 2016

    The waterfront area of Blackstone Park in Providence was a WPA project. However, the photograph below comes from an archive of FERA projects, indicating that agency’s potential involvement as well.

    Sewage Treatment Facility – Providence RI

    Date added: November 15, 2016; Modified: November 24, 2016

    Providence’s sewage treatment facility was a PWA project. Facilities have expanded beyond the original PWA-constructed plant, but it appears to remain at the site.

    North Burial Ground Improvements – Providence RI

    Date added: July 31, 2016

    “Attention to the NBG continued during the Great Depression when the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration funded additional workers to help care for the grounds and make improvements.”