Staten Island: Lafayette Ave. WPA work area map
The federal Work Projects Administration put many men to work starting in 1935 with a Staten Island project that removed dangerous street ditches from roads throughout the borough. Granite block gutters and headers were installed by WPA laborers along a dozen streets, including the stretch of Lafayette Avenue between Prospect and Brighton Avenues.
National Archives RG 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration [WPA]; Project Files; New York City (E 407); box 684; roll 3642; Official Project No. 65-97-2.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 19, 2014.
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