Pouring concrete to build the Bayshore Seawall, 1936L1979-37_111, Stetson Kennedy Papers, L1979-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
This was one of many WPA projects in Tampa:
“The most outstanding project was the work done on Bayshore Blvd., the first allotment for which was made on Nov. 4, 1935, amounting to $248,689. During the next 3 years, new seawalls were constructed the entire length of the boulevard and new, much wider pavements laid. Also, the missing link between the Platt Street Bridge and Magnolia Street was opened and completed. Altogether, the work on Bayshore cost $1.2 million. The costly project had been made necessary largely due to the old seawall, built for the city and county less than 10 years earlier, had been shoddily constructed and had gone to pieces in many places.” (www.tampapix.com)
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