Municipal Improvements – Franklin NH

Description

The New Deal federal Public Works Program and Federal Emergency Relief administration funded a number of municipal improvements in Franklin, NH, including improvements to schools and libraries, funds for public sewing and forestry projects, and surplus commodity relief.

“1933
Parker Hancock School
P. W. A. Project. Docket No. 3881
Grant From U. S. Government for Parker Hancock School
By cash from U. S. Government $4.421 .74
To Resources and Liabilities $4.421 . 74
U. S. Government Bonds
From U. S. Government for Parker Hancock
School addition $28,000 . 00
[A spectacular fire destroyed the Parker Hancock School on December 5, 1974.]

TOWN LIBRARIAN
There have been unusual repairs on the building and plumbing this year, and had it not been for the FERA which paid for one assistant during the winter months, the library would have been poor indeed.

1938

NEW HIGH SCHOOL ACCOUNT
P.W.A. Docket 1093 -F
Balance, January 1, 1939 $133,345.38

W. P. A. EXPENDITURES IN FRANKLIN
The W. P. A. expenditures on the forestry, sewing and other projects sponsored by the City of Franklin during the calendar year 1939 amounted to $44,570.40.
The Surplus Commodities delivered to the City of Franklin in the year 1939 amounted to $6,382.24.”

Source notes

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE Municipal Government OF THE
CITY OF FRANKLIN

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on September 26, 2014.

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Location Info


Franklin, NH 03235

Coordinates: 43.4442432, -71.64729879999999

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