The federal Work Projects Administration worked to improve Mitchel Field (later Mitchel Air Force Base), located in Hempstead, New York, during the 1930s and early 1940s. The WPA constructed the air base’s runways as well as a hangar addition and other structures.
The field, after being closed in 1961, was given to Nassau County for redevelopment. Nassau Community College, Mitchel County Park, and the Nassau Veterans Coliseum now lie on the former air base site.
National Archives; Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration; Records of the Project Control Division; microfilm publication T936; roll 9.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 16, 2014.
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