Airport (former) Improvements – Worcester MA

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked to improve a municipal airport for Worcester, Mass. It is unclear whether this site is what is now Worcester Regional Airport, or a since-eliminated facility in North Grafton, Mass. Living New Deal suspects that it’s the latter facility [at Airport Road in Grafton], given as Worcester Regional Airport construction is said to have not started until 1944; at that point in time the WPA had been liquidated.

WPA project details:
“Improve airport”
Official Project Number: 165‐1‐14‐486
Total project cost: $262,563.00
Sponsor: Mayor, City of Worcester

Source notes

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-75).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcester_Regional_Airport

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/MA/Airfields_MA_C.htm#grafton

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 13, 2018.

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Location Info


Airport Park
North Grafton, MA

Coordinates: 42.22555, -71.71368

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