Fort Indiantown Gap Development – PA

The Work Projects Administration (WPA) worked to develop and improve Fort Indiantown Gap in Pennsylvania. Work, approved in the fall of 1940, included “improvements to the landing field, construction and improvement of buildings and installation of sewer and electric lines.”

Fort McKinley (former) Improvements – Portland ME

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at the former Fort McKinley 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…. read more

Fort Missoula Development – Missoula MT

The W.P.A. conducted development work at Fort Missoula in Montana. W.P.A. project info: “Construct additions to buildings” Official Project Number: 13‐3‐91‐160 Total project cost: $103,566.00 Sponsor: War Department “Construct additions to buildings” Official Project Number: 13‐3‐91‐35 Total project cost: $125,000.00 Sponsor:… read more

Fort Monmouth (former) Development – NJ

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted millions of dollars (not even adjusted for inflation) of improvement and development work at Fort Monmouth in New Jersey. No aspects of the installation were left untouched: improvement and construction work involved developing “an… read more

Fort Monroe Bandshell – Hampton VA

In 1934 several New Deal Programs provided funding and employed Fort Monroe laborers in the construction of the Fort Monroe Bandshell in Continental Park. The new bandshell replaced the previous one that had been destroyed by hurricanes in 1933. Capt. Harrington W…. read more

Fort Preble (former) Improvements – South Portland ME

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at the former Fort McKinley on Great Diamond Island in 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…. read more

Fort Recovery Restoration and Museum – Fort Recovery OH

WPA crews rebuilt historic Fort Recovery between 1935 and 1939. The fort was originally built in 1794 on the site where Army General Arthur St. Clair was roundly defeated by the armies of a confederation of Miami and Shawnee Native… read more

Fort Ruckman (former) Improvements – Nahant MA

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at Fort Ruckman in Nahant, Mass. Project information: “Improve buildings and grounds [at Fts. Banks, Warren, Strong, Andrews, Ruckman, Duvall, Standish]” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐251 Total project cost: $132,214.00 Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Banks,… read more