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
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
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
Founded as a town in 1671, Pawtucket, Rhode Island was home to the nation’s first cotton-spinning machine at Slater Mill and is called the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in America. The Oak Hill neighborhood, which borders Providence and the… read more
At a cost of approximately $6,000, “…an extensive arcade system of walkways” was completed at the two schools in Clarksdale (Arcade sidewalks, p. 1).
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
Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) workers constructed a pedestrian underpass at Park Street and Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts. From a W.P.A. Bulletin: Boston’s WPA Park Street Subway Project, to relieve congestion in the busy downtown district, is nearing completion. Soon… read more
The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed crushed-stone footpaths around the old Parkway School in Ewing Township, New Jersey in 1936. The project was undertaken to advance the safety of children attending the school.
Starting in the spring of 1938, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) team laid 2,000 square feet of sidewalk and 4,000 linear feet of curbing in downtown Paynesville MN. The St. Cloud Times reported that the Stearns Country WPA projects were… read more
From The New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties (2004): “The coming of the New Deal and many of the work relief programs funded by the WPA proved to a boon for improving downtown Hot Springs [now Truth or Consequences]… read more
Discussions regarding the hall’s construction started in 1934 with Bismarck-based architect HM Leonard. According to Golden Jubilee, Robinson North Dakota, “A special election was held October 3, 1934, to issue bonds of $2,000.00 to erect a community hall. In August… read more
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
In the late 1930s, the WPA rebuilt the piers along Emmons Avenue and the pedestrian footbridge spanning Sheepshead Bay. The footbridge connects Emmons Avenue with Shore Boulevard and Manhattan Beach. Excerpt from the (1939) WPA Guide to New York City, Federal… read more
Delaware utilized substantial federal resources in developing and improving its road network during the Great Depression. Among the dozens of projects undertaken by the federal Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) during 1934 was construction of a sidewalk in Blades. The exact… read more