Queens Sewer Cut After WPA Improvements"Here is the sewer cut at 123rd Street south of Sunrise Highway in Queens - after a force of WPA workers has to rebuild its walls."
Project type: Infrastructure and Utilities, Sanitation and Water Disposal
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The WPA photos here show the sewer cut at the end of 123rd St. in Queens before and after the WPA improved it. The before photo has the following caption: “This is how the sewer cut at 123rd St. south of Sunrise Highway in Queens looked before WPA waved its magic wand. The magic in this case took the form of a small array of Federal relief workers who transformed the cut into a modern sewage canal.” The after photo depicts the sewer cut “after a force of WPA workers had rebuilt its walls.”
National Archives and Records Administration, Neg. 2236-C
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