Kenilworth Avenue NE Improvements – Washington DC

Description

In 1935-36, Works Progress Administration (WPA) widened and improved the segment of Kenilworth Avenue NE between Benning Road and the District line, roughly a mile and a half in length.

The DC government’s 1936 fiscal year report says: “The paving of Kenilworth Avenue NE, from Benning Road to District of Columbia line, was completed during the year. This project was one of the outstanding jobs in the northeastern section of the city. The old roadway was narrow and had reached the point where economical repairs were impossible. The railway tracks were removed from their old location and have been placed in the center of the roadway between Deane Avenue and the District of Columbia line.”

This work was part of the $949,496 WPA allotment for DC roadwork for fiscal year 1936.

This WPA roadwork is probably not discernible today due to subsequent road maintenance, repairs, or alterations.

Source notes

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1936, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936, pp. 72-74.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on November 11, 2019.

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Location Info


Kenilworth Avenue NE
Washington, DC

Coordinates: 38.9069, -76.9392

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