The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a sewer and resurfaced the pavement of Lafayette Avenue in Passaic, New Jersey between what was then the Erie Railroad tracks and River Drive. “The present conditions there,” reported the city’s Director of Streets and Public Improvements Nicholas Martini, “have been an annoyance for many years and the construction … will prove invaluable to the City.” The project, his report continued, would bear no additional expense to the City, and would provide employment for approximately 30 men for a period of four months.
Project No. 1-16-380.
"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; August 1936 issue, page 15. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 10, 2015.
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