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)
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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