Naval Air Station Squantum (former) – Boston MA

Description

The former Squantum Naval Reserve Aviation Base / Naval Air Station was improved and expanded in part during the 1930s with federal Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) funds and labor.

W.P.A. project details:

  • “Install telephone systems”
    Official Project Number: 165‐14‐4005
    Total project cost: $16,633.00
    Sponsor: U.S. Navy Department
  • “Erect building”
    Official Project Number: 265‐14‐4004
    Total project cost: $14,027.00
    Sponsor: U.S. Navy Department
  • “Demolish building and salvage material, and rough grade area”
    Official Project Number: 265‐14‐4010
    Total project cost: $82,161.00
    Sponsor: U.S. Naval Reserve, Mayor, City of Quincy
  • “Enlarge flying field and improve drainage”
    Official Project Number: 265‐14‐4013
    Total project cost: $132,165.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Aviation Base, U.S. Naval Reserve
  • “Construct ditches and grade field”
    Official Project Number: 265‐34‐4004
    Total project cost: $51,211.00
    Sponsor: U.S. Navy Department
  • “Construct new south wing for building and grade surrounding grounds”
    Official Project Number: 365‐14‐2‐2
    Total project cost: $68,820.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Aviation Base, U.S. Naval Reserve
  • “Construct drainage ditches and fill and grade area”
    Official Project Number: 65‐14‐5050
  • “Install telephone systems”
    Official Project Number: 65‐14‐5052
  • “Construction of building”
    Official Project Number: 65‐14‐6061
  • “Rehabilitate, alter, and improve building”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐14‐435
    Total project cost: $57,900.00
    Sponsor: Commandant, 1st Naval District, U.S. Navy
  • “Construct seaplane ramp”
    Official Project Number: 65‐2‐14‐483
    Total project cost: $56,940.00
    Sponsor:Commandant, 1st Naval District, U.S. Navy
  • “Make general improvements to buildings, grounds, utilities, equipment, systems, roads, airports, and fences”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐2‐11
    Total project cost: $285,000.00
    Sponsor: Commandant, 1st Naval District, U.S. Navy Department
  • “Rehabilitate and modernize buildings and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐2‐49
    Total project cost: $100,450.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Aviation Base, U.S. Navy
  • “Improvements at Naval Reserve Aviation Base”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐2‐53
    Total project cost: $236,116.00
    Sponsor: U.S. Navy Department
  • “Develop and improve Aviation Base”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐2‐63
    Total project cost: $295,921.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Aviation Base, U.S. Navy
  • “Rehabilitate and reconstruct sections of building and interior utilities, and clean up and haul debris”
    Official Project Number: 765‐14‐5‐43
    Total project cost: $41,090.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Aviation Base, U.S. Navy
  • “Make improvements to buildings, facilities, utilities, and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐684
    Total project cost: $177,946.00
    Sponsor: Commandant, 1st Naval District, U.S. Navy
  • “Rehabilitate and renovate buildings and improve grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐417
    Total project cost: $2,174,772.00
    Sponsor: Commandant, 1st Naval District, U.S. Navy

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Aug. 28, 1936 (pg. 4)
https://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (pages C-75, C-76).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 14, 2017.

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Location Info


Squantum Point
Quincy, MA

Coordinates: 42.299675, -71.035838

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