Naval Air Station Development – Lakehurst NJ

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted improvement and development work at the Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey. WPA project details: “Construct and rehabilitate buildings and facilities” Official Project Number: 109‐3‐22‐13 Total project cost: $10,000.00 Sponsor: U.S. Navy… read more

New Jersey National Guard Armory – Jersey City NJ

The New Jersey National Guard Armory located near McGinley Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, was constructed during the Great Depression with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The building is still in use and also serves as a recreational… read more

Norumbega Road Reconstruction – Weston MA

W.P.A. project description: “The three projects, which were approved and on which work was started late in the year, provide for the reconstruction of: … Norumbega Road, from River Street to Commonwealth Avenue, Weston, 4,850 linear feet… All these roads will… read more

Ocmulgee National Monument – Macon GA

Numerous New Deal agencies had a tremendous impact on the development of Ocmulgee National Monument, the site of pre-Columbian southeastern settlement dating back millennia. “The largest dig ever conducted in this country occurred here at Ocmulgee and the surrounding area…. read more

Revere Beach Reservation Development – Revere MA

Description of a project undertaken by the W.P.A.: 1937 MDC annual report: “Revere Beach Reservation; to rebuild two concrete truck and ambulance ramps to the beach; to build 700 linear feet of 4-foot high concrete sea wall near the North… read more

School Street Sidewalks and Retaining Walls – Colfax CA

The former Colfax Grammar School (now Sierra Vista Community Center) and environs were developed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) in 1940. Both the surrounding sidewalks and retaining walls bear multiple “WPA 1940” imprint stamps. One instance is shield-shaped. Locations and… read more