Bayley Seton Hospital – Staten Island NY

U.S. Marine Hospital

Originally the United States Marine Hospital, what is now Richmond University Medical Center’s Bayley Seton Hospital was a PWA project. It is described by the Federal Writers’ Project: “United States Marine Hospital, Bay Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, a Federal hospital… read more

Bennington Local Protection Project – Bennington VT

The Bennington Local Protection Project was undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), in Bennington, Vermont during the Great Depression. Later reconstruction projects were handled by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. “The Bennington Local Protection Project is located… read more

Booker T. Washington State Park – Chattanooga TN

Constructed with funds and labor from the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Booker T. Washington State Park was established in 1938 as a segregated recreational facility for African Americans, the second such facility in the state… read more

Bourne Bridge, Cape Cod Canal – Buzzards Bay MA

Bourne Bridge, Cape Cod Canal

“This P.W.A. allotment of $6,138,000 provided for the construction of two similar bridges, dredging and widening the canal, and providing a mooring basin. The Bourne Bridge was designed and erected by the Corps of Engineers of the War Department and… read more

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Annex – Washington DC

A new annex was constructed for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1936-38. The building was authorized by Congress in 1935 for $6.3 million, but the funds flowed through the Public Works Administration (PWA).   The Treasury Department’s Procurement… read more

Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge, Cape Cod Canal – Bourne MA

“The Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge (also known as the Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge), a vertical lift bridge in Bourne, Massachusetts near Buzzards Bay, carries railroad traffic across the Cape Cod Canal, connecting Cape Cod with the mainland. While most… read more