East Hampton Airport – East Hampton NY

Description

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.

Source notes

"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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Location Info


200 Daniels Hole Road
East Hampton, NY 11937

Coordinates: 40.961749, -72.24847799999998

4 comments on “East Hampton Airport – East Hampton NY

  1. Do you have any further information on this, i.e. original intended purpose/use of airport?

    • Gabriel Milner

      Unfortunately, this was all we could find on this airport. If in your own research you come across any new information, please do get in touch.

  2. Can you tell me anything about how a project would qualify for the WPA?

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