“Hartford-Brainard Airport, located in the city of Hartford, has historically been one of the busiest general aviation airports in the state. In 1921, a 350-acre cow pasture became the chosen site for what has been called the country’s first municipal airport.” (CTAirports)
The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) contributed dramatically to the airport’s development, including the following: “Construct runways, turning circle, curbs, shoulders, catch basins, walks and fences at Brainerd Field.”
Official Project Number: 165‐1‐15‐117
Total project cost: $560,800.00
Sponsor: City of Hartford
Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-25).
https://www.ctairports.org/airports/hartford-brainard/ (accessed Dec. 22, 2017)
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 22, 2017.
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