Municipal Improvements – Danville NH

Description

Between 1935 and 1938, the Works Progress Administration funded a number of municipal improvements in the town of Danville, including upgrades for the local library, town hall, and cemetery; work on roads and forest sites; and support for a local sewing project.

“1935
E.R.A. and W.P.A. Cemetery Projects
8 employed $382.08
Sewing project (W.P.A.) $46.89

1936
OUTLAY FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND PERM. IMPROVE.
W.P.A. Cemetery —– $1,334.96
W.P.A. Sewing ——– $106.62
Town of Sandown, for W. P. A., Sewing Project $10.00

1937
Town Warrant
11. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate
the sum of $500. to purchase material for repairs on the town hall, to be used in conjunction with W. P. A. funds.
W, P. A. sewing project . $76.51
W. P. A. road and wood project . $1,261.57
W. P. A. Town Hall project .$210.80

1938
W. P. A. Town Hall project $2,625.36
W. P. A. Road project $223.46
W. P. A. Old Meetinghouse project. . $42.64
(The Hawke Meeting House built in June 6, 1760 is the oldest public building in New Hampshire. Restoration started in 1936 through a generous gift of Leser A. Colby as a memorial to his mother.)

REPORT OF THE DANVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
During the past year there have been several changes and improvements made in the Library. The walls and ceilings have been repaired and whitened as a part of the W. P. A. project. This greatly improves the appearance of the room, and is much appreciated.”

Source notes

Annual Reports OF THE SELECTMEN, TREASURER, CLERK, HIGHWAY AGENTS, HEALTH OFFICER, TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC LIBRARY, PARSONAGE COMMITTEE, TRUSTEES OF
TRUST FUNDS AND SCHOOL BOARD OF THE Town of Danville NEW HAMPSHIRE

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on November 12, 2014.

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Danville, NH 03819

Coordinates: 42.9125877, -71.124504

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