Fort Devens (former) – Devens MA

Description

The Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) undertook extensive construction and development work at then-Fort Devens in preparation for U.S. Army use.

The following W.P.A. projects were sponsored by the Commanding Officer, Fort Devens, U.S. Army, and the War Department:

  • “Repair and rehabilitate buildings”
    Official Project Number: 13‐2‐14‐90
    Total project cost: $122,340.00
  • “Complete the construction of buildings and utilities”
    Official Project Number: 13‐3‐14‐134
    Total project cost: $277,660.00
  • “Rehabilitate buildings, facilities, utilities, and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 154‐2‐14‐457
    Total project cost: $655,502.00
  • “Repair and paint buildings and targets”
    Official Project Number: 165‐14‐XXXX
  • “Improve buildings, facilities, and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐200
    Total project cost: $117,689.00
  • “Improve roads”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐521
    Total project cost: $797,818.00
  • “Improve buildings, grounds, and facilities”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐60
    Total project cost: $132,166.00
  • “Develop maneuvering areas”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐600
    Total project cost: $682,622.00
  • “Develop drill areas”
    Official Project Number: 165‐3‐14‐805
    Total project cost: $122,734.00
  • “Control and eliminate gypsy moths”
    Official Project Number: 265‐14‐X0XX
  • “Improve grounds”
    Official Project Number: 265‐2‐14‐60
    Total project cost: $68,814.00
  • “Improve grounds and facilities”
    Official Project Number: 265‐2‐14‐86
    Total project cost: $584,741.00
  • “Recondition sewage filters”
    Official Project Number: 365‐14‐2‐14
    Total project cost: $12,593.00
  • “Control and eliminate gypsy moths”
    Official Project Number: 365‐15‐2‐7
    Total project cost: $14,268.00
  • “Degrove grounds”
    Official Project Number: 565‐14‐8‐13
    Total project cost: $35,231.00
  • “Construct walk”
    Official Project Number: 65‐14‐4052
  • “Make improvements for the control and prevention of fires”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐14‐396
    Total project cost: $130,054.00
  • “Make improvements to Fort Devens”
    Official Project Number: 713‐2‐45
    Total project cost: $600,000.00
  • “Control and eliminate gypsy moth and other injurious pests”
    Official Project Number: 765‐13‐2‐10
    Total project cost: $59,714.00
  • “Rehabilitate and improve buildings, utilities, facilities and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐2‐32
    Total project cost: $217,589.00
  • “Control and eliminate gypsy moths”
    Official Project Number: XXX‐14‐3‐X
    Total project cost: $14,374.00
  • “Landscaping”
    Total project cost: $6,635.00
  • “Improve barracks, storehouses, recreational and other buildings, by grade, drain, landscaping”
    Official Project Number: 585‐14‐2‐3
    Total project cost: $181,485.00
  • “Construct, rehabilitate, and improve buildings, structures, and facilities.”
    Official Project Number: 113‐3‐14‐31
    Total project cost: $150,000.00
  • “Control and suppression of gypsy and browntail moths”
    Total project cost: $59,714.00
  • “Develop maneuvering areas”
    Official Project Number: 154‐2‐14‐600
    Total project cost: $257,803.00
  • “Buildings and grounds at Fort Devens”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐62
    Total project cost: $44,215.00
  • “Rehabilitate buildings and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐437
    Total project cost: $101,966.00
  • “Rehabilitate buildings, facilities, utilities, and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐457
    Total project cost: $864,189.00
  • “Develop maneuvering areas”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐600
    Total project cost: $682,622.00
  • “Develop drill areas”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐805
    Total project cost: $122,734.00
  • “Improve buildings, grounds, and facilities”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐X0
    Total project cost: $132,166.00
  • “Improve buildings, facilities, and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐XXX
    Total project cost: $117,689.00
  • “Paint interior and exterior and refinish floors in quarters”
    Official Project Number: 265‐14‐2011
    Total project cost: $23,340.00
  • “Develop a recreational area”
    Official Project Number: 265‐14‐3001
    Total project cost: $49,325.00
  • “Lay sewer pipe and force main”
    Official Project Number: 265‐14‐4007
    Total project cost: $28,508.00
  • “Control and eliminate gypsy moths”
    Official Project Number: 265‐14‐5001
    Total project cost: $10,819.00
  • “Demolish buildings and clear grounds”
    Official Project Number: 365‐14‐2‐10
    Total project cost: $12,125.00
  • “Reforest area”
    Official Project Number: 365‐14‐2‐15
    Total project cost: $33,909.00
  • “Control and eliminate gypsy moths”
    Official Project Number: 365‐14‐2‐17
    Total project cost: $19,875.00
  • “Clear brush, and improve manholes”
    Official Project Number: 365‐14‐2‐19
    Total project cost: $72,300.00
  • “Improve and deepen channels”
    Official Project Number: 365‐14‐2‐8
    Total project cost: $12,423.00
  • “Improve Fort Devens military reservation.”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐14‐XXX
    Total project cost: $130,054.00
  • “Complete the construction of log cabins, improve buildings, facilities, utilities, systems, sewers, airport, and roads, and landscape”
    Official Project Number: 65‐3‐14‐1158
    Total project cost: $4,687.00
  • “Construct garage and improve grounds”
    Official Project Number: 65‐3‐14‐20XX
    Total project cost: $35,764.00
  • “Construct vehicle shelters and recreation building, and improve grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐3‐14‐62
    Total project cost: $60,124.00
  • “Make improvements at Fort Devens Reservation”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐14‐300
    Total project cost: $188,904.00
  • “Control and eliminate gypsy moths and other injurious leaf feeding pests”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐2‐16
    Total project cost: $96,002.00
  • “Rehabilitate and improve buildings, utilities, facilities and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐2‐52
    Total project cost: $21,759.00
  • “Improve buildings, facilities, utilities, systems, and airport”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐3‐5
    Total project cost: $187,634.00
  • “Construct camp”
    Official Project Number: X65‐14‐2‐22
    Total project cost: $254,100.00
  • “Construct amphitheatre and dressing room and improve grounds”
    Official Project Number: 265‐3‐14‐68
    Total project cost: $82,182.00
  • “Construct garage and improve grounds”
    Official Project Number: 65‐3‐14‐1002
    Total project cost: $35,764.00
  • “Complete the construction of buildings, facilities, utilities, systems, airport and roads, and landscape”
    Official Project Number: 65‐3‐14‐1150
    Total project cost: $4,687.00
  • “Construct additions to camp facilities”
    Official Project Number: 65‐3‐14‐790
    Total project cost: $61,078.00
  • “Construct hostess house and prepare swimming facilities”
    Official Project Number: 865‐14‐2‐38
    Total project cost: $90,778.00

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-72 to -74).

Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1941 (pg. 244).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1942 (pg. 257-8).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 9, 2017.

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Location Info


Devens, MA

Location notes: General location marker

Coordinates: 42.545, -71.614

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