Fort Snelling – St. Paul MN

The fort dates back the early nineteenth century, when it was used to “promote and protext the interests of the United States in the region’s fur trade” (historicfortsnelling.org). Between 1938 and 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) performed structural renovation and… read more

Frederiksted Hospital Sanitation System – Frederiksted, 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 Frederiksted Hospital. The plaque placed in 2004 by the St. Croix Historic Preservation Commission at the site of… read more

Ginn Field-Area Development – Winchester MA

Winchester.us: “Ginn Field was laid out as a playground and three tennis courts were built. The other main project at that time was grading the field, accomplished by the WPA in 1938-40. The work of improving the field also included… read more

Hamlin Beach State Park – Hamlin NY

“HAMLIN BEACH PARK is one of the largest county parks of Monroe. It has an area of 600 acres and includes a mile and a quarter of lake frontage with an excellent bathing beach. Extensive road building and other improvements… read more

Hill Street Improvements – Montpelier VT

Montpelier’s 40th Annual Report details many roadwork projects undertaken in 1934 with Vermont Emergency Relief Administration (VERA) funds, including: “Hill Street entire length, rock excavation, extensive grading, stone base and graveling”. Street improvement and sewer construction efforts were continued here… read more

Huntsville State Park – Huntsville TX

In the early 1930s, at a meeting of the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce, it was suggested that a park be built around Huntsville. The Chamber of Commerce took the proposal to the Texas State Parks Board. The board required… read more