Watertown Arsenal (former) Development – Watertown MA

Description

The W.P.A. conducted extensive improvement and development projects at the former Watertown Arsenal.

Project details:

  • “Rehabilitate and make general improvements to buildings, utilities, facilities, and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐363
    Total project cost: $641,063.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Make general repairs and improvements to buildings and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐24‐2005
    Total project cost: $107,860.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer and Board of Selection
  • “Construct additions to buildings at Watertown Arsenal”
    Official Project Number: 165‐3‐14‐263
    Total project cost: $67,884.00
    Sponsor: War Department
  • “Construct additions to existing buildings, rehabilitate and modernize buildings, utilities, and facilities, and improve grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐3‐14‐265
    Total project cost: $111,100.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Recondition storm lines and railroad tracks”
    Official Project Number: 265‐14‐1006
    Total project cost: $19,450.00
    Sponsor: War Department
  • “Make general repairs and improvements to buildings and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐3‐7
    Total project cost: $80,173.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Repair and improve buildings and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 265‐14‐XXXX
    Total project cost: $165,600.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Conduct an engineering survey”
    Official Project Number: 265‐2‐14‐20
    Total project cost: $13,713.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Construct garage including heating and lighting facilities”
    Official Project Number: 265‐3‐14‐91
    Total project cost: $6,973.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Recondition building and improve grounds”
    Official Project Number: 345‐14‐3‐29
    Total project cost: $34,119.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Improve buildings and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 365‐15‐X‐X
    Total project cost: $93,728.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Recondition building and install water and drain pipes”
    Official Project Number: 465‐11‐2XXX
    Total project cost: $51,019.00
    Sponsor: U.S. Ordnance
  • “Repair roofs”
    Official Project Number: 65‐14‐8849
  • “Improve and modernize buildings, utilities, facilities, equipment, and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐14‐466
    Total project cost: $160,029.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Conduct an engineering survey”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐14‐668
    Total project cost: $31,609.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Rehabilitate manufacturing arsenal and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐14‐XXX
    Total project cost: $79,908.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Improve, recondition, and rehabilitate buildings, facilities, equipment, and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐2‐26
    Total project cost: $383,986.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Recondition buildings, facilities, and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐2‐30
    Total project cost: $92,740.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Recondition buildings, facilities, and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐2‐40
    Total project cost: $111,249.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Conduct an engineering survey”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐3‐6
    Total project cost: $23,882.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Renovate roads and lay drain tile”
    Official Project Number: XXX‐14‐1003
    Total project cost: $47,792.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer
  • “Improve buildings”
    Official Project Number: XXX‐14‐X‐5
    Total project cost: $170,795.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army
  • “Repair and improve buildings”
    Total project cost: $95,550.00
    Sponsor: Chief of Ordnance, U.S. Army
  • “Construct furnaces”
    Total project cost: $94,400.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army

Source notes

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (pages C-77, C-78).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 9, 2018.

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Location Info

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Kingsbury Ave.
Watertown, MA

Coordinates: 42.362223, -71.164793

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