Chickatawbut Road Improvements – Milton MA

Description of W.P.A. projects: “Chickatawbut Road, Braintree; work will be started in the early spring of 1939 on the general improvement and beautification of the Chickatawbut Road entrance to Blue Hills Reservation. Work will include tree removal, clearing, excavation, rip-rapping… read more

Children’s Court Building (demolished) Improvements – Brooklyn NY

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook a sizable public building improvement project in Brooklyn, New York beginning in 1935.  The project involved the “Improvement of Public Buildings and Offices” at more than 30 locations, including the no-longer-extant Children’s Court… read more

Chippewa National Forest Headquarters – Cass Lake MN

In 1935 and 1936, workers for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the Chippewa National Forest Headquarters.   The building, overseen by Ike Boekenoogen, “an expert in log building techniques,” is “made entirely… from… read more

Christiansted Hospital Sanitation System – Christiansted, St. Croix VI

The Works Progress Administration built a new cistern and carried out the repairs and extension of the water and sewer systems, at Christiansted Hospital. Today, the facilities, known as Old Hospital, are vacant and in an advanced state of disrepair.