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  • South Grand Island Bridge - Grand Island NY
    What is now the southbound span of the South Grand Island Bridge (as well as the northbound span of the North Grand Island Bridge) was constructed as a New Deal project in 1933-5, funded by a Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) loan. "The Swartz bill, drafted by Commissioner Robert Moses, state representative of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, passed the Legislature in 1933. This measure paved the way for the $2,880,000 loan from the R. F. C. Robert Moses became an enthusiastic supporter of the bridge. Former Governor Alfred E. Smith gave his active support to the project, as did Speaker Joseph A. McGinnus....
  • Tree Planting - Scarsdale NY
    The WPA undertook a tree-planting project from Nov. 15 to Dec. 10, 1935 in Scarsdale, New York. The WPA appropriated $1,422 for labor. The project was recommended by the Village Engineer and planning board.
  • Sidewalk Construction - Parkersburg WV
    In 1935, The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a mile and a quarter of sidewalks throughout Parkersburg, Wood County. The “sidewalks were constructed by WPA labor taken from the relief rolls.”
  • Roosevelt Park Field House - Piqua OH
    The Roosevelt Field House, at the north end of Roosevelt Park in Piqua, Ohio, was constructed as a New Deal project with funds from the Public Works Administration (PWA). Piqua Daily Call, Sept. 12, 1935: "Work of laying brick for the walls of the new field house at Roosevelt Park was scheduled to start sometime this week, according to Carl Anderson, of the Arm of H. L. and C. P. Anderson, general contractors of Dayton, constructing the new PWA project. Practically all steel work has been completed on the recreation hall, Contractor Anderson Indicated and everything was nearly ready for the...
  • Monongahela National Forest: Road Construction - WV
    The Civilian Conservation Corps built a road in the Monongahela National Forest. The company likely belonged to Camp Nicholas P-53.
  • Monongahela National Forest: Camp Nicholas P-53 - WV
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built Camp Nicholas P-53 in the Monongahela National Forest. Pictured are CCC crews carrying out construction activities in 1935.
  • Morningside Park Playground (W. 114th St.) - New York NY
    The playground in Morningside Park located at Morningside Avenue, between W 113th and 114th Streets, was one of seven Works Progress Administration (WPA) playgrounds opened in New York City on November 22, 1935.
  • Rudd Playground - Brooklyn NY
    Rudd Playground, located at Bushwick Ave. and Aberdeen St. in Brooklyn, was one of seven Works Progress Administration (WPA) playgrounds opened in New York City on November 22, 1935.
  • Civic Center - Potsdam NY
    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Temporary Emergency Relief Administration (TERA) constructed the historic Potsdam civic center. NRHP nomination form: "The Potsdam Civic Center shares salient associations with Depression-era New Deal programs and politics, particularly as manifested in the process that led to its construction. It is representative of local community planning efforts by those who endeavored to build it, and remains an important social history document given its use for a wide range of social gatherings since its completion in the mid-1930s. The building is additionally significant as an example of Neoclassical-style civic design, and one which incorporated an existing...
  • Mohawk Avenue School - Sparta NJ
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $93,300 loan and $37,399 grant for construction what is now the Mohawk Avenue School in Sparta, New Jersey. Total cost of the project was $136,628. PWA Docket No. NJ 8215
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