Staten Island Railway Development: Great Kills to Huguenot – Staten Island NY

“Between 1938 and 1940, a grade crossing elimination project was undertaken over three miles” of the Staten Island Railway “between Great Kills and Huguenot, eliminating seven grade crossings…” The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $1,294,000 grant toward this $3… read more

School Street Sidewalks and Retaining Walls – Colfax CA

The former Colfax Grammar School (now Sierra Vista Community Center) and environs were developed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) in 1940. Both the surrounding sidewalks and retaining walls bear multiple “WPA 1940” imprint stamps. One instance is shield-shaped. Locations and… read more

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