Miller Field Airport Improvements (demolished) – Staten Island NY

Description

The WPA undertook several projects to improve Staten Island’s Miller Field Airport, a then-U.S. Army facility, during the 1930s and early 1940s. One project called upon the WPA to: “Improve Miller Field Airport at New Dorp Lane … by landscaping grounds; constructing and reconstructing buildings, roads, lighting, sewer, and drainage systems; and performing appurtenant work.”

Miller Field is now a park, part of the “Staten Island Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area, which is managed by the National Park Service.” (Wikipedia)

Source notes

National Archives; Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration;
Records of the Project Control Division; microfilm publication T935; roll 41.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_Field_%28Staten_Island%29

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 13, 2014.

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Location Info


Miller Field
Staten Island, NY

Coordinates: 40.568327, -74.100297

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