Vera and Jessamine Street Storm Sewers – West Hartford CT

Multiple projects were “planned, staked out and supervised” by West Hartford’s Engineering Department in 1935-6 utilizing Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) and/or Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) labor. One such project involved storm sewer construction along Vera and Jessamine Streets.

Waitt’s Mountain Park – Malden MA

“In the 1930’s the Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook a series of improvements including the construction of the loop road around the summit [of Waitt’s Mount].” A 1937 WPA Bulletin reported: In 1934 Waitt’s Mount in Maiden looked like a… read more

Water and Sewer Authority Carpentry Shop – Washington DC

Garage/shop group at the foot of First Street, Water and Sewer Authority site - Washington DC

Works Progress Administration (WPA) records in the National Archives report that in 1937 WPA labor was used to “erect a brick building in the city to be used as a combination carpentry and blacksmith shop by the Sewer Department.” The… read more

Watertown Arsenal (former) Development – Watertown MA

The W.P.A. conducted extensive improvement and development projects at the former Watertown Arsenal. Project details: “Rehabilitate and make general improvements to buildings, utilities, facilities, and grounds” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐363 Total project cost: $641,063.00 Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army… read more