Delaware Ordnance Depot (former) Development – Pedricktown NJ

Description

The WPA conducted extensive work at former Delaware Ordnance Depot, located on the west side of Route 130 about halfway between Penns Grove and Pedricktown. Many buildings and much of the infrastructure from the time is still extant.

WPA projects at the old Ordnance Depot included:

  • “Improve buildings and grounds by constructing magazines and rail facilities, barracks, dispensary, offers and non‐commissioned officers quarters, roads, sidewalks and utilities, landscaping; and performing appurtenant and incidental tasks.”
    Official Project Number: 713‐2‐19
    Total project cost: $900,000.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Delaware Ordnance Depot, and War Department
  • “A non‐construction project to improve and rehabilitate buildings, public utility systems, water supply and gypsy purification, water and sewer lines, install plumbing, heating, and electrical facilities, landscape, grade, and drain grounds, including improving roads and walks”
    Official Project Number: 713‐2‐201
    Total project cost: $30,000.00
    Sponsor: War Department
  • “Improve grounds and facilities, including reconstructing railroad tracks, clearing, draining, and filling swamp lands, excavating, grading, graveling, surfacing, and oiling roads”
    Official Project Number: 765‐22‐2‐31
    Total project cost: $99,904.00
  • “Construct fences and patrol roads”
    Official Project Number: 165‐3‐22‐216
    Total project cost: $154,821.00
  • “Improve grounds and facilities”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐22‐450
    Total project cost: $1,817,811.00
  • “Construct fences and patrol roads”
    Official Project Number: 265‐3‐22‐89
    Total project cost: $69,033.00
  • “Improve grounds and facilities”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐22‐789
    Total project cost: $402,713.00
  • “Repair and improve grounds surrounding plant buildings”
    Official Project Number: X65‐22‐2‐2
    Total project cost: $55,782.00
  • “Improve grounds and facilities”
    Official Project Number: 265‐22‐2‐19
    Total project cost: $37,462.00

Except where otherwise noted, the project sponsor was the Commanding Officer, Delaware Ordnance Depot, 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-116 to C-117).

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9G2A_Ordnance_Depot_Oldmans_Twp_NJ

Photos from site, 2011:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinhooa/sets/72157626278011723/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 21, 2018.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

Location Info


Artillery Ave.
Pedricktown, NJ

Coordinates: 39.752671, -75.447438

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note:

  • Comments allow viewers to share information with others or alert us to errors or changes in a New Deal site.
  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click below.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.