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Cliff Walk Sidewalk – Newport RI

Date added: May 9, 2017

The W.P.A. constructed sidewalks in Newport, Rhode Island, including at what one photographer calls “Cliff Walk Beach.”

Forest Ave. Sidewalk – Pawtucket RI

Date added: May 9, 2017

The W.P.A. constructed sidewalks in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, including along West Forest Ave. There is a Works Projects Administration 1941 medallion embedded in the sidewalk in front of 238 W. Forest Ave.

Mumford School Addition – Newport RI

Date added: November 29, 2016

The PWA funded an addition to the Mumford School circa 1935. After the school closed in the late 2000s, the building was renovated and converted into affordable housing. It is now known as Mumford Manor.

Potter School Addition – Newport RI

Date added: November 29, 2016

The PWA funded this addition to the Potter School, which dates to 1881. Like the Carey School, it has been converted into luxury condominiums.

Carey School Renovations – Newport RI

Date added: November 28, 2016

In early 1935, PWA crews conducted renovations and improvements to the Henry R. A. Carey School, which dated to 1896. The school closed in 2010, and in 2014 was renovated again as luxury condominiums and renamed the Carey School Residences.

Sheffield School Addition – Newport RI

Date added: November 28, 2016

The PWA funded renovations and an addition at the Sheffield School circa 1934. The school closed in 2007, and the city has explored turning the building into a high-tech innovation center called InnovateNewport with a $1.7 million federal grant, but… read more

Cranston Calvert Elementary School Addition – Newport RI

Date added: November 28, 2016

New Deal-funded crews built an addition to the Calvert School, now Cranston Calvert Elementary. The school closed in 2013, though the building remains standing as of May 2015. The Newport Mercury, linked below, suggests that funding was through the PWA:… read more

Goddard Memorial Park Improvements – Warwick RI

Date added: November 21, 2016

WPA crews built fireplaces and reproduction Narragansett Indian villages for Warwick’s 300th anniversary in 1936. Crews also built a field house in the park, but it does not appear to be extant. The precise location of fireplaces is unclear in… read more