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Veterans’ Memorial Park – West Warwick RI

Date added: November 21, 2016

The WPA built these two stone memorials in 1936. Whether they were both originally at this site is unclear, but they are now both on the lawn of the American Legion hall. The listed date is for the smaller of… read more

Blackstone Park – Providence RI

Date added: November 19, 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

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.

Mount Pleasant High School – Providence RI

Date added: November 15, 2016

The PWA built this school in Mount Pleasant. From the city archives: “In the fall of 1931, at the recommendation of Dunne and Reidy, the city borrowed $300,000 in anticipation of taxes for a system of work relief. This procedure… read more

Rhode Island State House Addition – Providence RI

Date added: November 14, 2016

The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) provided funding assistance toward in the construction of an ‘addition’ to the Rhode Island State House, located across the street from the State House. The building now houses the state’s Department of Transportation.

Fort Independence Restoration – Providence RI

Date added: November 14, 2016

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

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.”

Pierce Memorial Field – East Providence RI

Date added: May 25, 2016

Pierce Memorial Field was constructed as a federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the Great Depression. “The site of the athletic field was an abandoned gravel pit … [which] had gradually been developing into a public dump, … taking… read more

Streets – East Providence RI

Date added: May 25, 2016

Under the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), “numerous new streets were laid out [in East Providence] while others were rebuilt.”

Globe Park Improvements – Woonsocket RI

Date added: May 25, 2016

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) contributed greatly to the development of the park system in Woonsocket, R.I. Globe Park benefited from landscaping improvements and the construction of picnic areas and fireplaces.

Dunn Park Wall – Woonsocket RI

Date added: May 25, 2016

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a 600-foot stone wall along the Mason Street and Asylum Street edges of Dunn Park. As of 2016 the wall remains in great condition. The wall bears four WPA stamps; see map provided… read more

Dunn Park Improvements – Woonsocket RI

Date added: May 25, 2016

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) contributed greatly to the development of the park system in Woonsocket, R.I. Dunn Park benefited from landscaping improvements and construction of a 600-foot stone boundary wall.

Cold Spring Park Improvements – Woonsocket RI

Date added: May 25, 2016

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) contributed greatly to the development of the park system in Woonsocket, R.I. Cold Spring Park benefited from landscaping improvements and the development of athletic fields.