Fort Andrews (former) Improvements – Hull MA

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at Fort Andrews on Peddocks Island in Hull, 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,… read more

Fort Belvoir (Fort Humphreys) – Alexandria VA

Originally called Fort Humphreys, this Army post was established during World War I. The name was changed to Fort Belvoir in 1935. “Title I of the Work Relief and Public Works Appropriation Act gave $13,942,572 in WPA funds and $52,283,400… read more

Fort Bridger Restoration – Fort Bridger WY

Between 1935 and 1938, the WPA performed structural renovation and historic restoration work at this site. From the Bridger Valley Pioneer: One of the Valley projects funded by WPA was the artesian well in Fort Bridger. It still runs today,… read more

Fort Dix – NJ

Dating from WWI, Fort Dix [or, as it was known during the pre-WWII era, Camp Dix] provided training for soldiers enlisted in the U.S. Army. According to a Works Progress Administration (WPA) Information Division document, the WPA engaged in “Campwide improvement… read more

Fort Douglas – Salt Lake City UT

Fort Douglas was expanded during the New Deal, including several buildings and improvements to the water and street systems.  The CCC took over a warehouse (building 101) and added stables and quarters along both sides.  The PWA funded the construction of… read more

Fort Douglas: Bath House & other improvements – Salt Lake City UT

Fort Douglas was expanded during the New Deal by the PWA, CCC and WPA.  The WPA added several homes for senior officers (buildings 621-625 on the central parade grounds, along De Trobriand Street) and non-commissioned officers (buildings 658, 600, 664, 665, 666… read more

Fort Douglas: Recreation Hall & Pool – Salt Lake City UT

Fort Douglas was expanded during the New Deal by the PWA, CCC and WPA.  The WPA added several homes for senior officers (buildings 621-625 on the central parade grounds, along De Trobriand Street) and non-commissioned officers (buildings 658, 600, 664, 665, 666… read more

Fort Duvall (former) Improvements – Hull MA

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at Fort Duvall in Hull, 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

Fort H. G. Wright (former) Improvements – Fishers Island NY

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) developed conducted improvement work at what was then Fort H. G. Wright. The following projects were sponsored by the Commanding Officer, Fort H. G. Wright, U.S. Army. Description: Improve buildings, facilities, and grounds Official Project Number: 165‐2‐15‐99 Total… read more

Fort Hancock (former) Development – Highlands NJ

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted substantial development work at the former Fort Hancock. Numerous projects undertaken by the New Deal agency, totaling more than two million dollars [not adjusted for inflation], included utility and infrastructure overhauls, building new military facilities, reconstructing docks, erecting… read more