East Hampton AirportPhoto: Meredith Tipping © All Rights Reserved January 12th, 2018
The WPA approved funds for the construction of a municipal airport in East Hampton, NY in 1936. Work on the airport began Oct. 1936 and was completed by mid-1937. The project, as reported by Sayville’s Suffolk County News, “will employ more than a hundred men seven months.” Three runways were built as part of the project.
The airport is still in use today.
"Work to Begin on Eastern Long Island Airport As WPA Project"; Suffolk County News [Sayville, NY], Oct. 2, 1936 (page 9).
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 6, 2014.
Additional contributions by Meredith Tipping.
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