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  • 5th Street Sidewalk - Clayton NM
    A WPA sidewalk imprint stamp marks the sidewalk on the west side South 5th Street, one half block up from Cedar St., across from the south end of the school campus Gymnasium building.
  • 7th Street Sidewalks - Knights Landing CA
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built curbs and sidewalks in portions of Knights Landing, CA in 1940. The attached photos show the WPA imprints that were placed in the concrete at the time of construction.
  • Alley Improvement - Parkersburg WV
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) paved approximately six miles of alleys throughout Parkersburg, Wood County.
  • Angell St. Sidewalk - Providence RI
    The sidewalk along Angell Street connecting Wayland Square to the Brown University campus through the Historic Wayland Square neighborhood is WPA-built.   Angell runs adjacent to the Brown athletic facilities and the Wheeler School, and is heavily trafficked by joggers and runners from the local community, university, and area schools. This plaque is located on the north side of Angell St. halfway between Governor St. and Ives St.
  • Animas Street Sidewalks - Lordsburg NM
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed several miles of sidewalk in Lordsburg during the Great Depression. By 1936, they were building on average 4,000’ of sidewalk per month, with the goal of completing 40 blocks. Adhering to WPA rules, only property owners who paid for materials and incidentals benefited from the program. The work was declared by the Lordsburg Liberal on August 16, 1936 “as something that will be of a lasting benefit to the community.” Animas Street sidewalk work was conducted in 1936 and 1938.
  • Appalachian State University Development - Boone NC
    Appalachian State University, then known as Appalachian State Teachers College (A.S.T.C), was substantially improved and developed as part of infrastructure and building construction projects on the institution's campus. Numerous New Deal organizations, including the Civil Works Administration (CWA), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), Works Progress Administration (WPA), and Public Works Administration (PWA), provided labor or funding for the numerous projects undertaken at A.S.T.C. during the Great Depression. At A.S.T.C the CWA: conducted landscaping work; provided office help and laborers; repaired buildings; and installed a chlorinator (presumably for a pool). The FERA: constructed a gymnasium and a library; repaired a basement at...
  • Appalachian State University: Sidewalks - Boone NC
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed sidewalks on the campus of what was then known as Appalachian State Teachers College in Boone, North Carolina.
  • Argyle and Dundee Rd. Improvements - Arlington MA
    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) resurfaced Argyle Rd. and Dundee Rd. in Arlington, MA. The W.P.A. installed sidewalks along these roads as well.
  • Arroyo Seco Parkway Sidewalk and Stairs - Los Angeles CA
    This narrow concrete sidewalk and stairway connecting Solano Avenue and Academy Road was built by the WPA in 1941. Located along the Arroyo Seco Parkway near the Solano Ave. Elementary School.
  • Atmore Sidewalks Construction Program - Atmore AL
    The Works Progress Administration built seven miles of sidewalks throughout the City of Atmore. This work was part of a WPA city-wide, sidewalk construction program. Pictured are WPA workers carrying out sidewalk construction work on U.S. Highway 31. The approximate cost of the entire program was $8,100.00.
  • Aztec Stairs - San Francisco CA
    The WPA built these concrete steps connecting Aztec and Shotwell Streets in 1940.
  • Bakers Island Lighthouse Wharf - Salem MA
    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) completed a project in 1937 that involved "building of a new wharf bridging and steps at the Baker's Island lighthouse," a project intended to improve safety at the lighthouse for both visitors and the keeper. The W.P.A. replaced 82-year-old rotting timbers at the wharf. Workers were transported via daily water taxi from Salem.
  • Banks Street Sidewalks - New Orleans LA
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed sidewalks in New Orleans, including along Banks Street in Mid-City. WPA workers often marked their work with "sidewalk stamps" pressed into the fresh concrete -- a common practice by private contractors in the early 20th century.
  • Battery Street Park Development - Burlington VT
    The W.P.A. developed Burlington's Battery Park, including constructing sidewalks and a masonry parapet wall. WPA Project No. 65-12-344
  • Bayport Avenue Improvements - Bayport NY
    In November 1935 the WPA approved the provision of labor for the construction of curbs and gutters along Bayport Avenue in Bayport, NY.
  • Beach Avenue Sidewalks - Warwick RI
    Sidewalks lining Conimicut's Beach Avenue. Parts have been replaced and removed over the years, but WPA stamps remain.
  • Begier Avenue Sidewalks - San Leandro CA
    The Works Progress Administration built sidewalks on Begier Avenue in San Leandro CA. Contributor note: "Sidewalk stamp is in front of the garage door on Begier Avenue. around the corner from the house connected to it at 799 St Marys Avenue. The garage is across the street from 1445 Begier Avenue between St Marys Avenue and Glen Drive in San Leandro."
  • Berlin Street Improvements - Montpelier VT
    Montpelier's 1937 Annual Report details roadwork projects undertaken in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds, including: "Berlin Street from River Street to the City line and a portion of Winooski Avenue received tar treatment for the first time." Sewers were installed by the WPA as well, e.g.: "622 feet of 6-inch tile was laid on Berlin St." Sidewalk work that year included 633 feet of tar walks along the west side of Berlin Street heading south from River Street, an area of 284 square yards.
  • Beverly Street Sidewalks - Kingwood WV
    The Works Progress Administration built sidewalks on several streets in Kingwood. Work on Beverly Street was started in 1935.
  • Big Spring State Park - Big Spring TX
    "Dramatic views off of the 200-foot bluff and from the CCC-built loop road are among the featured attractions of this 382-acre park. Early morning or sunset, joggers, walkers and cyclists circle the loop, enjoying these views as they exercise. An elaborate Fourth of July fireworks display is one of the largest in the region. Other activities include picnicking, nature study and sightseeing." CCC construction: Entrance Portals, Park Road 8, Culverts, Bridges, Concession Building (currently park offices), Keeper’s Dwelling, Stone Pavilion, Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Stone Steps, and Retaining Walls. An amphitheater was designed, started, but not completed. A Stone Pump House and...
  • Birchmont Dr. NE Sidewalks - Bemidji MN
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built sidewalks on the 1500 block of Birchmont Dr. NE in Bemidji MN.
  • Blackstone Boulevard Sidewalk - Providence RI
    The WPA installed improvements off the Blackstone Boulevard as well, displayed by a plaque found in a manhole cover at the intersection of Mount Avenue and Slater Avenue, Providence. "One of my favorite places in Providence is Blackstone Boulevard, the tree-lined, two-mile stretch of road on the East Side that is a popular destination for joggers, walkers, readers and painters. At both ends of the boulevard, there are tiny plaques in the sidewalk that credit its construction to employees of the Works Progress Administration, the New Deal jobs program that funded everything from highways to playwrights."  
  • Blue Hills Parkway Sidewalks - Milton MA
    Description of a W.P.A. project: "Blue Hills Parkway; in the early spring of 1939, work will be started on the construction of a bituminous concrete walk from Kahler Avenue to Canton Avenue. The major items of work are the construction of 6,900 linear feet of 6-ft. wide bituminous concrete walk, regrading, loaming and seeding of 920 linear feet of 9-ft. wide planting space and 4,600 linear feet of 5-ft. wide planting space."
  • Boardwalk Reconstruction - Bradley Beach NJ
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) reconstructed the boardwalk in Bradley Beach, New Jersey. The project "called for 800 linear feet of boardwalk, 24 feet wide, between McCabe and Newark Aves., and 800 linear feet, 34 feet wide, between Lareine and Fifth Aves. Beadley Beach contributed $8,249 for material and equipment; the federal government contributed $17,769. Construction dates: Oct. 1, 1935 to May 29, 1936.
  • Broadway Improvements - Long Beach NY
    The federal Work Projects Administration worked to improve Broadway in Long Beach, New York during the 1930s. One project called for the "surfacing constructing sidewalks, curbs, and leaching basins."
  • Broadway Improvements - Saranac Lake NY
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved Broadway in Saranac Lake, New York, including replacing brick paving with concrete and reconstructing its sidewalks.
  • Broadway Sidewalk - Lynn MA
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed sidewalks in Lynn, Mass., including along Broadway.
  • Brown Avenue Sidewalks - Kingwood WV
    The Works Progress Administration built sidewalks on several streets in Kingwood. Work on Brown Avenue was completed in 1937.
  • Buckeye Road Sidewalks and Improvements - Phoenix AZ
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed sidewalks along, and otherwise improved, Buckeye Road in Phoenix, Arizona during the 1930s.
  • Cain Park - Cleveland Heights OH
    "Besides constructing the amphitheater, workers from the Great Depression-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) also helped drain the ravine which Cain Park is situated in, covering up and culverting the creek that ran through its center. Attractive landscaping, tennis courts, ball fields, and walking paths completed the transformation of the former "wild" land into a public park."
  • California St. Sidewalks and Improvements - San Francisco CA
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked to improve many roads in San Francisco, including the stretch of California St. from Fillmore to Presidio Ave. "Consisted of narrowing the sidewalks ten feet from Fillmore to Presidio Avenue with all work incidental thereto, such as reconstructing catch basins, moving fire hydrants, street signs, recurbing and repairing. This improvement created a wide artery providing for additional traffic to the Richmond District from downtown."--Healy, p. 43.
  • Center Street Sidewalk - Tucumcari NM
    The W.P.A. constructed sidewalks in Tucumcari, including on East Center Street in front of the municipally owned owned housing the the city hall and municipal court buildings. There are two imprint stamps, coordinates: 35.178135, -103.724251 35.178137, -103.723836
  • Center Street Sidewalks - Provo UT
    The New Deal's Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed sidewalks along Center Street in Provo in 1939.
  • Charles R. Adams Park - Atlanta GA
    Charles R. Adams Park is a 32-acre public city park located in southwest Atlanta, Georgia. The park is surrounded by the neighborhood of Cascade Heights. Construction of the park began in the mid-1930s, and the dedication ceremony took place in 1940. The park used county funds, federal relief money and Works Progress Administration labor to construct many of the facilities and landscape features. William L. Monroe, Sr., a noted Atlanta landscaper, is credited with the design. "The property consists of a 32-acre designed landscape including passive greenspace, a lake and stream, and active recreational and community facilities. The...
  • Charles River Reservation Improvements - Cambridge MA
    W.P.A. project description: "Charles River Reservation, Cambridge; a supplementary project for the completion of, and additional improvements of, the Charles River Reservation between Charles River Dam and Mount Auburn Street was approved in November of 1938 and work will be continued through the winter as weather permits. The project provides for the construction of 1,500 linear feet of 6-ft. wide stone dust walks, 1,500 square yards of bituminous concrete walks, 320 square yards of Portland cement concrete walks; the installation of 5,500 linear feet of concrete curbing for parking spaces, 100 linear feet of 1-ft. by 4-ft. concrete wall; placing of...
  • Charlesbank Beach - Boston MA
    Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) workers constructed a bathing beach and recreation site along the Charles River by the end of Longfellow Bridge, in 1936. The project included a baseball diamond, benches, and shelters. WPA Bulletin: Children from Boston's hot and overcrowded West and North Ends, from Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Downtown, and East Cambridge, are smiling at the heat. For now, within short hiking distance, at the Boston end of the West Boston Bridge, WPA has built a bathing beach and recreation site. Charlesbank Beach, official title of the WPA Project, has proved to be one of the most popular swimming places in...
  • Church Street Improvements - Bohemia NY
    In November 1935 the WPA approved the provision of labor for the construction of curbs and gutters along Church Street in Bohemia, NY.
  • Clemens Street Construction - Shinnston WV
    The Works Progress Administration completed the construction of Clemens Street on Shinnston. The work consisted of “Excavation, stone-base, shoulders and concrete curb necessary for full completion of Clemens street."
  • Cliff Walk Sidewalk - Newport RI
    The W.P.A. constructed sidewalks in Newport, Rhode Island, including at what one photographer calls "Cliff Walk Beach."
  • Convalecencia Town Square, Río Piedras - San Juan PR
    The CWA carried out street improvement work in Convalecencia Town Square, Río Piedras.
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