Croes Avenue Improvements – Bronx NY


The federal Work Projects Administration put many men to work starting in 1935 with a Bronx street repair and maintenance project along roads throughout the borough. The streets, many of which in New York City were still unpaved, were surfaced with penetrated macadam. Roads improved included three modest stretches of Croes Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx: (a) between Story and ‘Sound View’ Avenues; (b) from Watson Avenue south (a dead-end stretch of Croes Ave.); and (c) between Gleason and Westchester Avenues.

Source notes

National Archives RG 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration [WPA]; Project Files; New York City (E 407); box 684; roll 3642; Official Project No. 65-97-14.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 4, 2014.

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Location Info

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Croes Ave.
Bronx, NY

Coordinates: 40.826801, -73.870046

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