Among a series of paving projects undertaken by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Irvington, New Jersey was the 700-foot stretch of 20th Avenue from Ellis Ave. to 21st St. The work was completed in three days in September 1936. The paving, it was reported, “is two inches deep on the old concrete base of six inches, and runs thirty-eight feet from curb to curb. The cost to Irvington was approximately $500 for half of the materials.”
"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; October 1936 issue, page 30. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room. "Calls WPA Fast On Paving Job"; Evening News, Newark, NJ, Sept. 25, 1936.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 13, 2015.
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