The federal Work Projects Administration worked to improve New Rochelle’s, New York’s Fire department Station #2 (Company #2 firehouse) during the 1930s. Station #2, which was built in 1926, is still in use today.
One WPA project, which involved numerous municipal buildings in New Rochelle including this (in fact, including New Rochelle firehouses #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6), was described by the WPA in its project rolls: “Work includes performing carpentry, masonry, and sheet metal work; excavating and constructing walls; painting, placing tile, and roofing.”
WPA Official Project No. 665-21-2-635.
National Archives; Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration; Records of the Project Control Division; microfilm publication T936; roll 9. https://www.newrochelleny.com/facilities.aspx?page=list&search=1&CID=1
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 16, 2014.
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