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  • Camp Crowder - Neosho MO
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) developed Camp Crowder outside Neosho, Missouri. One massive allocation was noted in a DoD report: Project description: Make general improvements; Project No. 265-2-55-109; Cost: $1,136,571.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Camp Crowder, U.S. Army
  • Camp George West (former) Development - Golden CO
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted extensive construction and development work at what was Camp George West, now a historic district, outside Golden, Colorado. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Construct and improve buildings and facilities; Project No. 165-1-84-113; Cost: $73,552.00; Sponsor: Colorado State Military Department Construct bridges, tables, benches, roads, garbage racks, and desks; construct water storage facilities, paint; connect ranges, refrigerators, and hot water heaters at Camp George West; 165-1-84-217; $78,276.00; Colorado State Military Department Construct garage; 165-1-84-87; $39,933.00; Colorado State Military Department Improve camp facilities; 65-1-84-2220; $27,769.00; Colorado State Military Department Make...
  • Camp Luna (former) Development - Las Vegas NM
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple construction and development projects at the former Camp Luna outside Las Vegas, New Mexico—now the site of Luna Community College. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Construct and improve buildings and facilities, and improve grounds; Project No. 165-1-85-127; Cost: $93,932.00; Sponsor: New Mexico National Guard Remodel existing building for use as arsenal; 165-1-85-46; $5,661.00; New Mexico National Guard Extend facilities and construct bath and powder houses; 165-1-85-78; $45,101.00; New Mexico National Guard Improve Camp Luna, including erecting fences, installing cattle guards and culverts, and performing incidental work thereto;...
  • Camp Perry Development - Port Clinton OH
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple and extensive projects to improve and develop Camp Perry in Erie Township near Port Clinton, Ohio. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Improve buildings and facilities; Project No. 165-1-42-174; Cost: $339,794.00; Sponsor: Adjutant General's Department, State of Ohio Make improvements at Army Induction Center; 265-2-42-84; $78,279.00; Commanding Officer, Camp Perry, U.S. Army Construct, rehabilitate, and improve buildings, structures, and facilities; 113-3-42-XX; $15,470.00; War Department Repair and rehabilitation of buildings; 13-2-42-104; $6,950.00; War Department Construct temporary barracks, roads, and utilities; 13-3-42-139; $393,050.00; War Department Construct concrete tent floors; 165-42-5107; $15,180.00; Adjutant General's Department, State...
  • Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center (Camp Clatsop) Development - Warrenton OR
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted extensive construction and development work at what was then known as Camp Clatsop (now Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center) on the coast of Oregon. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Repair and rehabilitate buildings; Project No. 13-2-90-105; Cost: $30,000.00; Sponsor: War Department Make general improvements to buildings, utilities, grounds, and facilities; 565-94-2-200; $293,257.00; Oregon National Guard Improve buildings and facilities; 65-1-94-2128; $154,278.00; War Department Make general improvements at Camp Clatsop; 165-1-94-129; $210,353.00; Oregon National Guard Make general improvements to buildings, utilities, facilities, and grounds, including the construction of...
  • Camp Withycombe (old Clackamas Rifle Range) Improvements - Clackamas OR
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted improvement and development work at what was then known as Clackamas Rifle Range (now Camp Withycombe) in Clackamas, Oregon; including construction of the Adjutant General’s House. Projects included: Clear and grade grounds; Project No. 65-94-503 Develop rifle range; 765-94-2-15; cost: $247,238.00; sponsor: Oregon National Guard Construct Administrative building; 865-94-2-14; $31,091.00; War Department Develop rifle range; X65-94-2-X; $47,502.00; Oregon National Guard
  • Camp Withycombe: Adjutant General's House - Clackamas OR
    The Colonial Revival style Adjutant General's house at Camp Withycombe was constructed by Works Progress Administration workers in 1938. Although a military facility since 1909 when it was developed as a rifle range, Camp Withycombe had few permanent structures before the Depression era. During World War I, the camp received inductees who were housed in tents. When it became a supply depot in the 1930s, additional structures were required. Salem based architect Lyle Bartholomew designed the Adjutant General's house using details that have been referred to as the Oregon Rustic style. These include a coursed stone chimney and stone landscaping decoration. The...
  • Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna Development - New Cumberland PA
    Known by many names over the years, what is now the Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna, adjacent to Capital City Airport outside New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, was the site of extensive Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) efforts. Per a DoD survey (in which the site was called Cumberland General Depot), the WPA did the following: Inspect, recondition materials; 165-2-23-421; $53,924.00; War Department Construct recreational facilities and landscape and improve grounds; 165-3-23-1478; $11,580.00; Commanding General, 3rd Corps Area, U.S. Army Improve facilities; 165-3-23-493; $60,095.00; War Department Construct, reconstruct, and improve facilities and grounds; 265-3-23-83; $145,093.00; Commanding Officer, New Cumberland General...
  • Defense Supply Center Columbus Development - Whitehall OH
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted numerous and extensive projects to improve and develop what was then known as Columbus General Depot in Whitehall, Ohio (now known as Defense Supply Center Columbus). Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Construct, rehabilitate, and improve buildings, structures, and facilities; Project No. 113-3-42-55; Cost: $328,940.00; Sponsor: War Department Construct, rehabilitate, and improve buildings, structures, and facilities; 113-3-42-60; $5,000.00; War Department Improve buildings and grounds; 154-3-42-131; $150,000.00; War Department Improve buildings, grounds, and facilities; 165-3-42-131; $200,000.00; Commanding Officer, Columbus General Depot, U.S. Army Construct a receiving station and repair buildings; 1X-3-42-9X; $40,185.00; War Department Improve...
  • Doña Ana Target Range Development - Chaparral NM
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple construction and development projects at what was then known as Doña Ana Target Range. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Construct new target range facilities and rehabilitate Construct new target range facilities and rehabilitate and extend existing facilities; Project No. 165-3-85-102; Cost: $26,450.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Bliss, U.S. Army Improve and extend range facilities; 165-3-85-174; $79,282.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Bliss, U.S. Army Extend facilities; 165-3-85-183; $17,519.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Bliss, U.S. Army Construct garage and shop building; 65-1-85-2157; $15,926.00; New Mexico National Guard, 120th Engineers Construct access roads;...
  • Erie Proving Grounds (former) Development - Port Clinton OH
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple and extensive projects to improve and develop what was then known as Erie Proving Grounds, northwest of Port Clinton, Ohio. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Make improvements at Ordnance Works Depot and adjacent grounds; Project No. 265-3-42-75; Cost: $257,496.00; Sponsor: Corps of Engineers Area Engineer and War Department Improve facilities; 265-2-42-81; $457,262.00; U.S. Army, Ordnance Department, Erie Proving Ground Improve facilities; 265-3-42-18; $246,508.00; U.S. Army, Ordnance Department, Erie Proving Ground Construct, rehabilitate, and improve buildings, structures, and facilities; 113-3-42-70; $2,000.00; War Department Rehabilitation of railroad tracks, material in storage, buildings, and systems;...
  • Fort Baker Improvements - Sausalito CA
    From 1936 to 1938, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) did renovations and upgrades to Fort Baker, an Army base on the north side of the Golden Gate dating from the early 1900s. One project included renewal of the storm water drainage system, repair of the electric and water distribution system, and three new fire hydrants. It also included installation of a steam heating system in Barracks No. 1 (structure no. 602), which had been heated by fireplaces. (Thompson, p. 59) Most of the buildings got a new coat of paint, inside and out. Latrines, kitchens, and mess halls received two coats of paint.  Later,...
  • Fort Bayard (former) Improvements - Santa Clara NM
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted construction and improvement projects at the former Fort Bayard north of Santa Clara, New Mexico. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Construct a rifle target range for use of the National Guard and the general public, and perform work appurtenant thereto, on the Gila National Forest; Project No. 665-85-2-2; Cost: $3,313.00; Sponsor: New Mexico National Guard Construct sanitary and storm sewer; 265-85-4000; $11,774.00; U.S. Veterans Administration The location and status of the facilities in question requires more research / is not known to Living New Deal.
  • Fort Bliss Development - Fort Bliss TX
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted extensive construction and development work at Fort Bliss. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Construct and improve facilities and grounds; Project No. 265-3-85-101; Cost: $12,381.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Bliss, U.S. Army Construct and improve facilities; 265-3-85-83; $50,753.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Bliss, U.S. Army Construct, rehabilitate, and improve buildings, structures, and facilities.; 113-3-66-71; $1,000.00; War Department Rehabilitation of hospital, buildings, and utilities, and improve grounds.; 13-2-66-114; $27,000.00; War Department Construction of buildings and utilities.; 13-3-66-53; $125,000.00; War Department Construct sanitary sewers from Fort Bliss to Alamogordo Street; 165-1-66-100; $29,545.00;...
  • Fort D.A. Russell (former) Development - Marfa TX
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted extensive construction and development work at the former Fort D. A. Russell in Marfa, Texas. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Repair and rehabilitation of buildings and utilities; Project No. 13-2-66-11; Cost: $30,000.00; Sponsor: War Department Construct theatre and modernize and rehabilitate utilities; 13-3-66-142; $38,000.00; War Department Reconstruct and improve roads; 165-2-66-19; $39,109.00; U.S. Army, Commanding Office, Fort D.A. Russell Improve 165-3-66-213; $18,864.00; Commanding Office, Fort D.A. Russell, U.S. Army Reconstruct, rehabilitate, and improve buildings and facilities; 265-2-66-268; $113,020.00; Commanding Officer, Fort D.A. Russell, U.S. Army Make improvements to...
  • Fort Ethan Allen (former) Development - Colchester and Essex VT
    The former Fort Ethan Allen, which occupied land in the towns of Colchester and Essex, Vermont, was a military installation that operated between 1894 and 1944. The base, as well as associated encampments, underwent massive efforts by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Projects included: Improve and reconstruct buildings, transportation facilities, utilities, systems, and other appurtenant work. Cost: $293,531. Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Ethan Allen, U.S Army. WPA Project No. 765-12-2-1 Improve Machine Gun School and Officer's Training Corps Camps. Cost: $55,211. Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Ethan Allen, U.S Army. WPA Project Nos. 785-12-3-5, 765-12-2-6 A non-construction project to improve buildings, public...
  • Fort Hayes (former) Development - Columbus OH
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple projects to improve and develop what was then Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Repair and rehabilitation of buildings; Project No. 13-2-42-96; Cost: $13,790.00; Sponsor: War Department Repair and rehabilitation of buildings; 13-2-42-96; $36,210.00; War Department Repair and rehabilitation of buildings; 13-X-XX-95; $9,815.00; War Department Improve facilities; 165-3-42-110; $109,062.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Hayes, U.S. Army Improve buildings, facilities, and grounds; 265-2-42-7; $470,897.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Hayes, U.S. Army Paint officers quarters; 65-42-1458; Excavate under existing building; 65-42-17688; Construct Artillery Garage; 65-42-470; Improve National Guards Headquarters; 65-42-566; The location and...
  • Fort Huachuca Development - Sierra Vista AZ
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple construction and development projects at Fort Huachuca outside Sierra Vista, Arizona. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Improve buildings, grounds, and facilities; Project No. 165-3-02-25; Cost: $58,207.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Huachuca, U.S. Army Construct an airport; 165-3-02-65; $552,456.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Huachuca, U.S. Army Provide and construct buildings and facilities and improve grounds; 265-3-02-8; $63,769.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Huachuca, U.S. Army Construct, rehabilitate, and improve buildings, structures and facilities; 113-3-02-65; $25,000.00; War Department -Q.M.C. Rehabilitate barracks and quarters; 13-3-02-76; $300,000.00; War Department -Q.M.C. Improve barracks, quarters, storehouses...
  • Fort Leavenworth Development - Fort Leavenworth KS
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted development efforts at Fort Leavenworth as part of multiple projects totaling more than $1 million. Projects included: Construct and improve buildings, structures, and facilities. Cost: $150,000. Sponsor: War Department ‐Q.M.C. WPA Project No. 113‐3‐82‐7 Construct and rehabilitate barracks and quarters and utilities. Cost: $355,045. Sponsor: War Department ‐Q.M.C. WPA Project No. 13‐3‐82‐7 Improve buildings and grounds. Cost: $424,649. Sponsor: War Department. WPA Project No. 165‐2‐82‐23 Improve roads and streets. Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Leavenworth, U.S. Army. WPA Project No. 365‐82‐1‐1 Make general improvements to buildings, utilities, walks, and grounds. Cost: $45,230. Sponsor: Commanding...
  • Fort Leonard Wood Development - Fort Leonard Wood MO
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple construction and development projects at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Construct and improve facilities; Project No. 165-3-55-445; Cost: $50,792.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. Army Construct and improve facilities; 165-3-55-483; $162,175.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. Army Make general improvements to recreational areas, roads, parade grounds, landing strips, and demolition areas; 265-2-55-13; $1,435,121.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. Army The location and status of the facilities in question requires more research / is not known to Living New Deal.
  • Fort Levett (former) Improvements - Portland ME
    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at the former Fort Levett on Cushing Island in Portland, Maine. Project information: “Make general improvements to grounds” Official Project Number: 765‐11‐2‐3 Total project cost: $50,545.00 Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Williams, U.S. Army
  • Fort Logan (former) Development - Denver CO
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple construction and development projects at the former Fort Logan in Denver, Colorado. "After the fort closed the site was used as a mental health center and part of the land was set aside for the Fort Logan National Cemetery." Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Improve buildings, grounds, and facilities; Project No. 165-2-84-155; Cost: $641,530.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Logan, U.S. Army Grade and improve target range and training areas; 263-84-8002; $2,880.00; Quartermaster, Fort Logan Improve existing roads, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, utilities, and drainage facilities; 265-2-84-89; $403,382.00; U.S. Army,...
  • Fort McClellan (former) Development - Anniston AL
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple construction and development projects at the former Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Prepare training grounds; Project No. 165-2-61-231; Cost: $79,461.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort McClellan, U.S. Army Construct target range; 165-3-61-173; $29,046.00; Commanding Officer, Fort McClellan, U.S. Army Prepare training grounds; 165-3-61-231; $74,805.00; Commanding Officer, Fort McClellan, U.S. Army Construct mess hall, kitchens, buildings and improveConstruct mess hall, kitchens, buildings and improve grounds.; 165-3-61-52; $127,041.00; Commanding Officer, Fort McClellan, U.S. Army Construct warehouse; 165-3-61-61; $40,840.00; Commanding Officer, Fort McClellan, U.S. Army...
  • Fort McIntosh (former) Development - Laredo TX
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted extensive construction and development work at the former Fort McIntosh in Laredo, Texas. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Repair and rehabilitation of buildings, roads, and utilities, and construct swimming pool; Project No. 13-2-66-14;Cost: $60,000.00; Sponsor: War Department Improve buildings, facilities, and grounds; 165-2-66-374; $34,425.00; Commanding Officer, Fort McIntosh, U.S. Army Improve municipal airport; 265-1-66-217; $162,946.00; Commanding Officer, Fort McIntosh, U.S. Army Make improvements to buildings, facilities, and grounds; 265-2-66-101; $225,347.00; Commanding Officer, Fort McIntosh, U.S. Army Improve grounds; 265-3-66-54; $67,285.00; Commanding Officer, Fort McIntosh, U.S. Army A...
  • Fort McKinley (former) Improvements - Portland ME
    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at the former Fort McKinley, which operated from 1873 to 1947 on Great Diamond Island in Portland, Maine. Project information: “Rehabilitation of buildings including plumbing, heating, and electrical” Official Project Number: 13‐2‐11‐108 Total project cost: $40,000.00 Sponsor: War Department ‐Q.M.C. “Fts. Williams, McKinley, & Preble: Improve roads” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐11‐8 Total project cost: $189,576.00 Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Williams, U.S. Army
  • Fort Preble (former) Improvements - South Portland ME
    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at the former Fort Preble in South Portland, Maine. Project information: “Rehabilitation of buildings including plumbing, heating, and electrical” Official Project Number: 13‐2‐11‐109 Total project cost: $40,000.00 Sponsor: War Department ‐Q.M.C. “Fts. Williams, McKinley, & Preble: Improve roads” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐11‐8 Total project cost: $189,576.00 Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Williams, U.S. Army
  • Fort Ringgold (former) Development - Rio Grande City TX
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple construction and development projects at the former Fort D. Ringgold in Rio Grande City, Texas. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Construct, rehabilitate, and improve buildings, structures, and facilities; Project No. 113-3-66-64; Cost: $5,000.00; Sponsor: War Department Repair and rehabilitation of buildings, roads, and utilities; 13-2-66-16; $30,000.00; War Department Improve 165-2-66-153; $5,073.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Ringgold, U.S. Army Construct and improve roads; 165-3-66-557; $28,083.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Ringgold, U.S. Army Improve facilities for training and housing troops; 265-3-66-199; $68,967.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Ringgold, U.S. Army Construct and remodel...
  • Fort Scott (former) Improvements - Fort Scott KS
    The Work projects Administration (WPA) conducted improvement work at the military installation at Fort Scott in Kansas. Description: "Improve and rehabilitate buildings, install plumbing, heating, and electrical facilities." WPA Project No. 213-2-158. Cost: $3,000. Sponsor: War Department, Commanding General
  • Fort Sill Development - Lawton OK
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted extensive construction and development work at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Construct and improve buildings and facilities; Project No. 113-3-65-21; Cost: $524,000.00; Sponsor: War Department Construct rehabilitate, and improve buildings, structures, and facilities; 113-3-XX-XX; $174,000.00; War Department Construction of barracks, quarters, and utilities; 13-3-6X-4X; $300,000.00; War Department Construction of barracks, quarters, and utilities; 13-3-XX-4X; $200,000.00; War Department Construct and improve facilities; 165-3-65-187; $79,939.00; Constructing Quartermaster, Fort Sill, U.S. Army Construct Armament building at Fort Sill; 165-3-65-304; $162,762.00; Constructing Quartermaster, Fort Sill, U.S. Army Construct...
  • Fort Stevens (former) Development - Warrenton OR
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple construction and development projects at what was then known as Fort Stevens. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Make improvements to buildings and grounds, including improving, painting, and rehabilitating buildings, installation electrical facilities, improving crossovers, roads, drives, and walks by excavating, grading, widening, and surfacing; Project No. 165‐2‐94‐64; Cost: $402,533.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Stevens, U.S. Army Construct drill hall and recreational building at Fort Stevens; 165‐3‐94‐188; $44,024.00; War Department Make general improvements to buildings and grounds; 765‐94‐2‐6; $110,552.00; Commanding Officer, Fort Stevens, U.S. Army Access Road to...
  • Fort Tilden (former) Improvements - Far Rockaway NY
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) engaged in numerous large-scale improvement projects at Fort Tilden in Breezy Point / Far Rockaway, Queens, New York. Fort Tilden is now a large park area, part of Gateway National Recreation Area. “Construct buildings, for use as officers and NCO quarters, and playground facilities, including plumbing, heating, and electrical facilities” Official Project Number: 865‐97‐2‐22 Total project cost: $91,700.00 Sponsor: Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army “Rehabilitate and improve buildings, facilities, utilities, and grounds” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐97‐80 Total project cost: $213,588.00 Sponsor: Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, Fort Tilden “Construct and improve buildings, utilities, facilities, and grounds” Official Project Number: 165‐3‐97‐23 Total...
  • Fort Williams (former) Development - Cape Elizabeth ME
    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted extensive improvement and development work at the former Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Work was largely sponsored by the Commanding Officer, Fort Williams, U.S. Army (the remaining by the War Department). Project information: "Remodel and improve buildings" Official Project Number: 165‐2‐11‐5 Total project cost: $271,131.00 "Reconstruct and improve roads and sidewalks" Official Project Number: 265‐2‐11‐14 Total project cost: $146,732.00 "Construct chapel" Official Project Number: 65‐3‐11‐164 Total project cost: $13,082.00 "Construct tent floors" Official Project Number: 65‐3‐11‐169 Total project cost: $7,569.00 "Improve grounds" Official Project Number: 745‐11‐2‐2 Total project cost: $3,849.00 "Construct tent floors" Official Project Number: 865‐11‐2‐11 Total project cost: $13,300.00 "Construct club building and...
  • Frankford Arsenal (former) Development - Philadelphia PA
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted numerous and extensive projects to improve and develop the former Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Improve buildings and grounds; Project No. 165-2-23-819; Cost: $928,000.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Frankford Arsenal, U.S. Army Construct and improve buildings, facilities, utilities, and grounds; 165-3-23-1545; $788,581.00; Commanding Officer, Frankford Arsenal, U.S. Army Make improvements at the Frankford Arsenal; 165-3-23-230; $43,370.00; War Department Construct fence along seawall at Frankford Arsenal; 165-3-23-32; $3,984.00; War Department Improve buildings and grounds; 165-3-23-819; $277,023.00; War Department Improve buildings, facilities, and roads; 165-3-23-820; $330,569.00; War Department Construct and improve...
  • Holabird Quartermaster Depot (former) Development - Baltimore MD
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted numerous and extensive projects to improve and develop the former Holabird Quartermaster Depot in Baltimore, Maryland, now an industrial park. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following at "Holabird QM Depot": Description: Construct and improve buildings; Project No. 113-3-25-12; Cost: $200,000.00; Sponsor: War Department Improve facilities, buildings, and grounds; 165-2-25-74; $504,936.00; Commanding Officer, Holabird QM Depot, U.S. Army Improve facilities; 165-2-25-79; $65,047.00; War Department Improve roads, and rehabilitate and renovate buildings; 165-2-25-88; $86,623.00; Commanding Officer, Holabird QM Depot, U.S. Army Improve facilities by constructing warehouse, garages, swimming pool, rec building, and plumbing facilities; 165-3-25-79; $134,830.00; Commanding...
  • Jefferson Barracks Development - St. Louis MO
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted large-scale construction and development projects at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri. Per a DoD report: Description: Rehabilitate buildings and facilities; Project No. 113-3-55-69; Cost: $50,000.00; Sponsor: War Department Repair and improve boathouse; 165-71-2140; $7,072.00; State Military Department Widen and construct stone shoulders and gutters; 265-55-1000; $4,675.00; U.S. Veterans Administration Repair asphalt and widen road; 265-55-1001; $77,239.00; Jefferson Barracks Make miscellaneous repairs and improvements to buildings; 265-55-2000; $61,914.00; Construct fire prevention roads and clear brush and undergrowth; 265-55-6004; $72,658.00; Jefferson Barracks Pave roads, construct curbs, and repair stone wall; 265-55-8005;...
  • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling: Bolling Field (former) Improvements - Washington DC
    The present Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is the site of the former Anacostia US Naval Air Station and the former Bolling Air Field, both founded in 1918.  Bolling Field was absorbed into the Naval Air Station in the 1940s and a new Bolling Air Force Base constructed just to the south in 1948.  Those facilities were merged again in 2010, and the joint base is currently home to several functions, including a naval facility, a large heliport and a Secret Service base.   From 1933 to 1942, New Deal agencies were busy at the two older facilities, making improvements of various kinds....
  • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling: Naval Air Station (former) Improvements - Washington DC
    The present Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is the site of the former Anacostia US Naval Air Station and the former Bolling Air Field, both founded in 1918.  Bolling Field was absorbed into the Naval Air Station in the 1940s and a new Bolling Air Force Base constructed just to the south in 1948.  Those facilities were merged again in 2010, and the joint base is currently home to several functions, including a naval facility, a large heliport and a Secret Service base.   From 1933 to 1942, New Deal agencies were busy at the two older facilities, making improvements of various kinds....
  • Long Island Military Reservation (former) Improvements - Portland ME
    The U.S. military had a sizable footprint on Maine's Long Island, and the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at the site. Project information: "Clean areas at Peaks Island and Long Island Military Reservation" Official Project Number: 165‐2‐11‐122 Total project cost: $9,603.00
  • Maxwell Air Force Base Development - Montgomery AL
    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple construction and development projects at Maxwell Air Force Base, then known as Maxwell Field, in Montgomery, Alabama. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Develop auxiliary landing field; Project No. 165-3-61-308; Cost: $37,217.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Air Corps Basic Flying School, U.S. Army Provide landscaping and repair buildings and utilities; 13-2-61-75; $35,000.00; War Department QMC Complete construction of truck shed and annex; 165-1-61-143; $10,630.00; Alabama National Guard Improve streets and sidewalks; 165-2-61-357; $27,468.00; Commanding Officer, Maxwell Field, U.S. Army Improve the landing field; 165-2-61-99; $153,935.00; War Department, Corps of...
  • Middletown Air Depot (former) Development - Middletown PA
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted numerous and extensive projects to improve and develop the former Middletown Air Depot by Middletown, Pennsylvania, now site of Harrisburg International Airport. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Salvage lumber, scrap metal and other materials at the Middletown Air Depot; Project No. 265-2-23-274; Cost: $7,842.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Middletown Air Depot. U.S. Army Grade, seed, and sod at Army Air Depot. 265-23-40XX; $49,327.00; Commanding Officer, Army Air Depot, U.S. Army Demolish old warehouses, salvage material, and seed areas. 265-23-X; $720X1; Commanding Officer, Middletown Air Depot, U.S. Army Make general improvements at Army Air Depot....
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