Municipal Improvements – Portsmouth NH

Description

A significant amount of useful employment was provided thanks to the New Deal in this port city which dates back to the original settlements in the early 1600’s and whose shipyards have played a key part in every conflict our nations history. Only 1933 to ’36 and 1942 town reports were available.

1933
“The City received funds from the local Unemployment Committee, the State of N. H. Highway Department, the State of N. H. Relief Administration, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation via the State of N. H., the Civil Works Administration via the State of N. H., the Unemployment Relief Construction, and various other sources, and the various amounts were disbursed according to the stipulations imposed. The various cash items referred to are included in the cash statement of receipts, under “Extraordinary Receipts” and in the cash statement of
disbursements under “Extraordinary Disbursements”

Relief Credits from State for R.F.C. Relief Cases $10,017.13
Less Amount Transfered to Highway Unemployment Relief Payrolls $3,000
C. W. A. Payroll collected by City as agent for State of N. H. Reconstruction Finance Corporation Funds $243.00
Charges to State of N.H. of R.F.C. Relief Funds in Custody of City $27,346.00

1934
State of NH. R.F.C. Fund TOTAL $2,082.99
Repairs – Special C.W.A. Project – Painting City Hall $500.34
Civil Works Administration Projects
Junior High fence and field $4,325.25
Emergency Relief Administration Project
Atlantic Heights Sidewalk $1,416.92
Federal Public Works Application $100

1935
Emergency Relief Administration Projects
Atlantic Heights Sidewalk 696.31
South Ward Room and Public Library 1,097.95

Water Department
Major improvements of new mains amounted to $15,101.97; for which the E.R.A. provided certain labor and the Water Department provided labor and material to the extent of $6,507.33.

1942
Funds received from Federal Works Agency for reimbursement for additional school costs due to defense activities $9,693.19
Reimbursement from W.P.A. Project Fund of amount of Current Funds used for Removal of Rails $5,130.32

Source notes

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CITY AUDITOR of the CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, N. H

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on January 18, 2015.

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Location Info


Portsmouth, NH 03801

Location notes: General location marker for Portsmouth

Coordinates: 43.071755, -70.762553

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