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  • Street Paving and Improvements - Memphis TN
    Numerous and widespread street paving and improvement projects in Memphis, Tennessee were undertaken with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds during the Great Depression. (PWA Docket Nos. TN W1111, W1112, W1113, W1114, W1115, W1224, W1225, W1228, W1239)
  • Street Paving and Sidewalks - Sharon PA
    The WPA furnished labor for the paving of streets and construction of sidewalks in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Greenville's Record-Argus reported that some such work occurred during 1940.
  • Street Paving Improvements - Amory MS
    Amory initiated a street paving program in 1938, using $100,000 in municipal bonds, a Public Works Administration (PWA) grant of $81,818, and a Works Progress Administration (WPA) contribution of $20,000. PWA project x1284 was approved 9/7/1938. Construction began November 23, and was completed 11/15/1939.
  • Street Paving, Curbs and Gutters - Flagstaff AZ
    A substantial street improvement and paving project was undertaken in Flagstaff, Arizona during the Great Depression with the assistance of federal Public Work Administration (PWA) funds.  It covered 86 blocks in the central area, now the historic district of the city, and included curbs and gutters.  The start date for the project is uncertain but the major work was done in 1938-39. "A major improvement that would have been long delayed without federal assistance was installing curbs and gutters and paving streets. The project began with a $30,600 PWA grant matching a city 10-year, 3 percent bond issue of $22,000 for curbs and...
  • Street Repair: NW Maywood Drive & NW Melinda Avenue - Portland OR
    During the hard winter months of 1933-1934, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) was a work relief program that employed Portlanders on a variety of needed projects. Street repair work was one such project category. These men are shown on January 26, 1934 repairing a street damaged by the collapse of a retaining wall at the intersection of NW Maywood Drive and NW Melinda Avenue in Portland's West Hills. The CWA served as a federal relief program from November 8, 1933 through March 31, 1934.  When the CWA began, Oregon anticipated being able to put 21,000 men back to work on small...
  • Street Repairs and Sidewalks - Warrior AL
    The Civil Works Administration conducted a street repair project and a sidewalk construction project in Warrior, Alabama. CWA Project No. 37-C-161: completed; "misc. street repairs". Work began Nov. 20, 1933. CWA Project No. 37-C-1857: 40% completed as of Mar. 31, 1934; "highway walkway". Work began Jan. 20, 1934.
  • Street Widening - Minocqua WI
    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted street widening work in Minocqua, Wisconwin in 1933.
  • Street, Sidewalk and Sewer Improvements - Juneau AK
    Juneau’s streets, sidewalks and sewers were improved with the aid of New Deal federal funds during the Great Depression. A newspaper report in 1938 said that the Public Works Administration (PWA)  had allotted $170,000 for these purposes, but the 1940 Annual Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior puts the PWA contribution at approximately $75,000. The latter 1940 report also indicated that the Works Progress Administration (WPA) also contributed $5,790 to pay relief laborers to work on street improvements and $4,891 in relief labor toward the construction of the sewer system in 1939 and 1940. The locations of these improvements...
  • Street, Water and Sewer Works - Arcata CA
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out general improvements around the city of Arcata, California, during the late 1930s and early 1940s.  Three separate projects were approved in 1937 and 1939 for street work, new water lines and new sewers. The only location specified in the WPA project cards is a sewer line at 11th and B Streets, which probably runs alongside Gannon Slough.  Locations of the others WPA works are unknown to us and further confirmation of these improvements is needed. Evidence for these New Deal works comes from WPA project cards in the National Archives.  These projects were proposed more...
  • Streetcar Track Removal - Springfield IL
    "WPA funds helped pay for removal of 158,000 lineal feet of streetcar track that ran down the middle of many of Springfield’s streets, at a cost of $167,000. The work included resurfacing of the area where the tram tracks had been."
  • Streets - Bottineau ND
    A street development project in Bottineau, North Dakota was undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $38,250 grant for the project, whose total cost was $82,222. Work occurred between December 1938 and Sepetmber 1939. (PWA Docket No. ND X1210)
  • Streets - Calhoun GA
    In 1934 the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) completed a Civil Works Administration (CWA) project in Calhoun, Georgia: "work on the streets in Calhoun."
  • Streets - East Providence RI
    Under the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), "numerous new streets were laid out while others were rebuilt."
  • Streets - Salem MA
    A sizable street construction project in Salem, Mass. was undertaken with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. PWA Docket No. MA 797
  • Streets - Springfield MA
    A sizable street construction project in Springfield, Mass. was undertaken with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. PWA Docket No. MA 1176
  • Streets - Worcester MA
    A sizable street construction project in Worcester, Mass. was undertaken with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. PWA Docket No. MA 1217
  • Streets - Yankton SD
    Multiple street construction and improvement projects in Yankton, South Dakota were undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Work occurred during 1934. (PWA Docket Nos. SD 2519, 2598)
  • Streets and Curbs - Watertown SD
    Numerous street construction projects in Watertown, South Dakota were undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $56,000 loan and $37,535 grant for a curb construction project; the total cost of the project was $56,327. Work occurred between May and August 1935. (PWA Docket No. SD 2077) The PWA supplied a $87,000 loan and $8,279 grant for a street construction project; the total cost of the project was $129,513. Work occurred between October 1934 and November 1935. (PWA Docket No. SD 2100) The PWA supplied a $6,136 grant for a second street...
  • Streets and School Grounds Improvements - Skagway AK
    The Works Progress Administration contributed $1,909 toward streets and school grounds improvements in Skagway, Alaska, between 1939 and 1940.    
  • Streets and Sidewalk Repairs - Fairfield AL
    The Civil Works Administration conducted a street improvement project and a sidewalk repair project in Fairfield, Alabama. CWA Project No. 37-C-369: "streets". Work began Nov. 20, 1933; 95% complete as of Mar. 31, 1934. CWA Project No. 37-C-1606: sidewalk repairs". Work began Mar. 1, 1934; 80% complete as of Mar. 31, 1934.
  • Streets Development - Sitka AK
    The Works Progress Administration contributed $10,480 toward the construction of new streets in Sitka, Alaska, between 1939 and 1940.  
  • Strotz Road Bridge Widening - Asbury NJ
    A 10'-span stone arch bridge on Strotz Road, in Asbury, New Jersey, was widened by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The structure is located approximately 400 feet north of the intersection with White Oak Dr..
  • Suburban Parkway Landscaping - Warwick RI
    By 1940, the tracks of the former Warwick Railroad had been removed from the center of Suburban Parkway in Oakland Beach. As a WPA project, this center strip was landscaped.
  • Suffolk Street Paving - Buffalo NY
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) resurfaced Suffolk St. in Buffalo, New York during the 1930s.
  • Sugar Loaf Creek Bridge - Hartford AR
    The bridge carrying Gap Road over Sugar Loaf Creek, northwest of Hartford, Arkansas, was constructed by the Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) in 1941.
  • Suitland Parkway - Washington DC
    The Suitland Parkway is a 9-mile long, landscaped roadway running from Anacostia Park in Washington D.C. east through Prince George's County, MD.   It was conceived in 1937 and finally constructed in 1943-44 by the Public Roads Administration, a branch of the Federal Works Agency (FWA).  It can fairly be classified as a project from the tail end of the New Deal. A description from the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties explains that the Public Roads Administration, "Created the highway from scratch, via federal funding and private contractors, similar to PWA-type arrangements." The Parkway is still in use and maintained by the National...
  • Sulphur Creek Bridge - Lampasas TX
    The Sulphur Creek Bridge is a three span steel stringer bridge that carries U.S. Highway 281 over Sulphur Creek in Lampasas, Texas. W. W. Vann & C0. built the bridge in 1934 under the direction of the Texas Highway Department and the United States Bureau of Public Roads.
  • Summer Hill Road Work - Maynard MA
    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (E.R.A.) worked to improve Summer Hill Road in Maynard, Massachusetts, including the construction of a wall (no longer apparent), in 1934.
  • Summer St. Bridge Repairs - Boston MA
    A Boston Public Works Department report cited Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) labor as conducting the following work: "Summer Street Bridge (over Fort Point Channel), approach spans chipped, cleaned and painted."
  • Summit Street Paving - Hartford CT
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) paved 34 streets in Hartford, Connecticut, including the 0.8-mile stretch of Summit Street from New Britain Avenue to Zion Street, as part of a $2.5 million, two-year paving project begun in 1937. The federal government contributed $1 million.
  • Sunderland Bridge - Sunderland MA
    The Sunderland Bridge is a 1,177 foot deck truss bridge that carries Massachusetts’ Route 116 across the Connecticut River between the neighboring towns of South Deerfield and Sunderland. This bridge is an integral part of the Franklin County landscape, especially when tied together with its neighboring landmark, Mount Sugarloaf. The bridge was completed with Works Progress Administration funding to replace a steel girder bridge that was destroyed during a 1936 flood. The governor of Massachusetts at that time, Charles F. Hurley, and the commissioner of the Department of Public Works, William F. Callahan, hired the contracting company C.J. Maney Co. Inc. to...
  • Sunrise Highway Beautification - Amityville NY
    Five Suffolk County highway beautification projects, directed by the WPA, put approximately 1,000 men to work for seven months beginning April 1936. The projects included "the Sunrise highway from the Nassau line at Amityville to its terminus at Great River."
  • Sunset and Glendale Boulevard Viaduct - Los Angeles CA
    The  New Deal Federal Public Works program contributed to the construction of this Los Angeles viaduct. In June 1934, California Highway and Public Works magazine reported the following: "A concrete viaduct that replaced a dilapidated 29 year old wooden and steel bridge. Difficulties were encountered due to construction taking place without interfering with the heavy traffic by vehicle and Pacific Electric trolley on Sunset in particular. In addition to the traffic interference, there were pole lines carrying a maze of trolleys cables and wires. There were conduits, sewers and gas lines. All of this service had to be maintained. The temporary...
  • Sunset Boulevard - Los Angeles CA
    In January 1935, California Highway and Public Works magazine reported that 3.2 miles of street had been resurfaced from Figueroa St to Hillhurst Avenue by a Federal Public Works project costing $65,000.
  • Sunset Boulevard Wall - Los Angeles CA
    A WPA wall located along along the West side of Sunset Boulevard, near North Benton Way. Several WPA plaques adorn the wall, including some that have been recently incorporated into graffiti-murals.
  • Sunset Highway - Portland OR
    "The Sunset Highway No. 47 (see Oregon highways and routes), in the state of Oregon, is an official designation for the portion of U.S. Route 26 between its western terminus, south of Seaside, and the interchange with Interstate 405 in downtown Portland...The road was originally named the Wolf Creek Highway and was under construction by January 1933. Both the Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps participated in the construction during the Great Depression. Portions of highway officially opened to the public on September 19, 1941. In 1949, the highway was completed." (Wikipedia) "The Wolf Creek and Wilson River highways were...
  • Suspension Bridge - Jay Cooke State Park MN
    From 1934 to 1935, the Civilian Conservation (CCC) reconstructed a suspension bridge, spanning the St. Louis River, at Jay Cooke State Park.
  • Swamp Road Improvements - Cape Vincent NY
    The Cape Vincent Eagle reported that the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved 11 roads in the town of Cape Vincent, New York. "All school bus, milk, and rural mail routes, the roads form an important part of the town's highway system." The project encompassed eight miles of road, and called for "grading, draining, placing base, trimming shoulders and ditches, surfacing and incidental appurtenant work." Roads improved included "Swamp, leading from McWayne road southerly five-tenths of a mile."
  • Sweeney Creek Road Improvements - Forsyth MT
    Big Timber Pioneer reported in late 1935 that the WPA provided resources toward the "graveling Swney Creek road" in Rosebud County.
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