Long Island National Cemetery – Farmingdale NY

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) played a crucial role in the development of Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.

NPS.gov: “By June 1939, the cemetery employed 480 men through WPA projects. A final narrative report of the WPA projects completed at the cemetery listed: construction of the shelter house and comfort station, including its sewer line and septic tank; clearing 76 acres of scrub trees and underbrush, and a 60’ fire break along boundary lines; construction of a rostrum; construction of 2,363’ of sidewalks, 5,472’ of curb and gutters; and completion of woven-wire and barbed-wire fences on the east, north, and south boundaries.”

Source notes

http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/16000113.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 31, 2016.

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Location Info


2040 Wellwood Ave.
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Coordinates: 40.754590, -73.394541

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