Franklin D. Roosevelt / East River Drive – New York NY

Description

“During the year 1936 the WPA built East River Drive from Grand Street to 14th Street, demolishing structures in the line of the driveway, backfilling and grading low areas, rebuilding and extending sewers to new outfalls in the East River, building new catch-basins and inlets, and laying a nine-inch concrete base on the drive.”

Source notes

Millett, John D. The Works Progress Administration in New York City, New York (Arno Press). 1978: 95.

National Archives RG 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration [WPA]; Project Files; New York City (E 407); box 684; roll 3643; Official Project No. 65-97-32.

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Location Info


FDR Drive
New York, NY 10002

Coordinates: 40.73611, -73.9749

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