Municipal Improvements – Somersworth NH

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The annual town reports for 1939 and 40 mention W.P.A., P.W.A., & N.Y.A. help with town work.

1938
Road Commissioner
“With the assistance of W. P. A. labor and under
the supervision of the Highway Department, the
Main street sidewalk project has been completed
and a cement walk installed on the southerly side of
Central street, and an asphalt walk on Locke avenue,
also the extension of our sewer system. Water,
Depot and Noble streets have been completed and
given two coats of Tarvia.”

Water Department
“The contributions to Aid in Construction represent
various P.W.A. grants and appropriations made by
the city for the construction of the new well.”

ADULT EDUCATION
“The Adult School under the W. P. A. was continued
with interest being shown by those preparing for naturalization, as long as a local teacher could qualify. This year, because no local teacher was available, the school has been regretfully discontinued. This school should be made permanent.”

1939
Mayor ALFRED J. BOUCHER
“Under the supervision of the Highway department
and the use of WPA funds, we have relaid our main
sewer from Union street to the mouth of Main
street, with 42-inch re-enforced cement pipe, which
will enable us to add to our sewer system throughout
the city which was impossible to do with the
mouth of the sewer remaining in its past condition.
This project also included the addition of 9,065 feet
of sewer pipe extending from Union to Green, Indigo
Hill road. Myrtle and High streets. Approximately
3,500 square yards of cement sidewalk has been
constructed on Main street, from Washington to
Mt. Auburn street and the southerly side of Central
street, which greatly benefits this section of our city.”

Assets
Balance on hand P. W. A. Docket No. 1102-F, water works improvements . . $6,221.29

Report of the Librarian
“Typing of the [juvenile card catalog] cards was done by Miss Dorothy Bontaites, a N. Y. A. worker who has been employed in the library since May and whose efficient assistance in other branches of library work has been much appreciated.”

Source notes

Annual Report OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF THE
City of Somersworth, N, H.

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on October 27, 2014.

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Somersworth, NH 03878

Coordinates: 43.2617503, -70.8653372

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