Fort Williams (former) Development – Cape Elizabeth ME

Description

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted extensive improvement and development work at the former Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Work was largely sponsored by the Commanding Officer, Fort Williams, U.S. Army (the remaining by the War Department). Project information:

  • “Remodel and improve buildings”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐11‐5
    Total project cost: $271,131.00
  • “Reconstruct and improve roads and sidewalks”
    Official Project Number: 265‐2‐11‐14
    Total project cost: $146,732.00
  • “Construct chapel”
    Official Project Number: 65‐3‐11‐164
    Total project cost: $13,082.00
  • “Construct tent floors”
    Official Project Number: 65‐3‐11‐169
    Total project cost: $7,569.00
  • “Improve grounds”
    Official Project Number: 745‐11‐2‐2
    Total project cost: $3,849.00
  • “Construct tent floors”
    Official Project Number: 865‐11‐2‐11
    Total project cost: $13,300.00
  • “Construct club building and facilities”
    Official Project Number: 865‐11‐2‐14
    Total project cost: $11,800.00
  • “Rehabilitation of buildings including plumbing, heating, and electrical”
    Official Project Number: 13‐2‐11‐110
    Total project cost: $40,000.00
  • “Clean areas at Peaks Island and Long Island Military Reservation”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐11‐122
    Total project cost: $9,603.00
  • “Improve area between Battery Daniels and Battery Foote”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐11‐134
    Total project cost: $12,604.00
  • “Improve buildings of the Harbor Defenses”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐11‐139
    Total project cost: $311,605.00
  • “Construct and improve facilities”
    Official Project Number: 165‐3‐11‐138
    Total project cost: $6,761.00
  • “Construct annex to Officer’s Club”
    Official Project Number: 635‐11‐2‐10
    Total project cost: $9,900.00
  • “Improve and rehabilitate barracks, quarters, and existing buildings”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐11‐22
    Total project cost: $164,550.00
  • “Resurface and rebuild existing roads and drives”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐11‐23
    Total project cost: $67,800.00
  • “Complete construction of theatre”
    Official Project Number: 713‐2‐68
    Total project cost: $5,000.00
  • “Reconstruct and improve roads”
    Official Project Number: 765‐11‐1‐2
    Total project cost: $57,670.00
  • “Grade and remove trees and brush”
    Official Project Number: 765‐11‐2‐13
    Total project cost: $4,050.00
  • “Reconstruct and improve buildings”
    Official Project Number: 765‐11‐2‐6
    Total project cost: $115,500.00
  • “Improve training camp grounds and rifle range”
    Official Project Number: 765‐11‐2‐9
    Total project cost: $41,000.00
  • “Construct tent floors”
    Official Project Number: 865‐11‐2‐12
    Total project cost: $13,320.00
  • “Improve roads [at Fts. Williams, McKinley & Preble]”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐11‐8
    Total project cost: $189,576.00

Source notes

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-85).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 7, 2018.

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Location Info


Fort Williams
Cape Elizabeth, ME

Coordinates: 43.622092, -70.211970

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