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Nashua Airport at Boire Field – Nashua NH

Date added: June 5, 2014

Nashua Airport at Boire Field is a public use airport located northwest of Nashua. Municipal reports from the 1930s detail New Deal assistance building the airport. A 1934 report explained that local authorities had been authorized to buy land, which… read more

Elm Street Junior High – Nashua NH

Date added: June 5, 2014

What today is the Elm Street Junior High was the Nashua senior high school until 1975. In the Town Report for 1936, Mayor Alvin A. Lucier wrote in his summary for the year: “In the latter part of 1935, the… read more

Municipal Improvements – Goffstown NH

Date added: May 31, 2014

Municipal reports from the 1930s detail local WPA work in Goffstown: 1935 Outlay for New Construction and Permanent Improvements: Highways and Bridges State Aid Construction, Class V W. P. A $492.90 1936 MOTH EXTERMINATION Jean B. Moquin, gas and oil… read more

Barnard Park Improvements – Goffstown NH

Date added: May 31, 2014

Municipal reports from 1935 and 1936 detail WPA work in Barnard Park: 1935 “WPA workers are engaged in making the pond into a more suitable bathing place. They also intend to finish the second tennis court which was begun last… read more

Cemetery Improvements – Goffstown NH

Date added: May 31, 2014

A municipal report of 1934 describes CWA work on a local cemetery: Cemetery Project US.Govt.Funds on C.W.A. Project Paid for labor $1,556.50 Stone furnished $57.00 Total $1,613.50 The town constructed a wrought iron fence, the CWA’s share was the granite… read more

Municipal Utility Improvements – Berlin NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

Extensive work was done in Berlin by a combination of the CWA, FERA, PWA, NYA, CCC and WPA all during the existence of the New Deal when “in 1935, under the leadership of newly-elected Mayor Arthur Bergeron, the Farmer-Labor Party… read more

Municipal Road Improvements – Berlin NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

Extensive work was done in Berlin by a combination of the CWA, FERA, PWA, NYA, CCC and WPA all during the existence of the New Deal when “in 1935, under the leadership of newly-elected Mayor Arthur Bergeron, the Farmer-Labor Party… read more

Municipal Improvements – Peterborough NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

The Peterborough town reports of 1937 and 1940 report WPA involvement in various projects: Water Main on Pine St. Sidewalk project #1314 24 men employed Library wall project #966 18 men employed Powers Bridge project #1194 31 men employed “In… read more

Cemetery Improvements – Fremont NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

A town report for 1938 says that the WPA helped in the reconstruction of the Curtis and Village cemeteries (located in what is now Chester, NH), in work that employed 30 men.

Municipal Water Projects – Gorham NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

Municipal reports from 1938 and 1939 reported the following WPA activity in Gorham: 1937 Storm drains Alpine St & Promenade St. Water mains Alpine St and to the Island on the east end of Washington St. The town is now… read more

Municipal Improvements – Bartlett NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

Municipal reports document numerous WPA infrastructure projects in Bartlett from 1936-39: 1936: WPA Thorn Hill & Saco River dyke jobs Dredging & breakwater work on Saco River Small part of wages were paid by W.P.A. funds $528.00 spent by WPA… read more

Public Library – Allenstown NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

The Allenstown Public Library was erected in 1934 by Public Works Administration (PWA) workers at a cost of $13,138.00. This Colonial Revival structure was designed by Harold, Homes, Owen, Inc. The original contract stipulated that the majority of the construction work was to… read more

Municipal Improvements – Danville NH

Date added: May 30, 2014

In 1935, the CWA and WPA were involved in cemetery work in the town employing 10 people. W. P. A. Hall project $2,625.36 W. P. A. Road project $223.46 W. P. A. Old Meetinghouse project. $42.64