1937 WPA terminal
Nashville International Airport was first constructed by the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal program. Tennessee Encyclopedia: “Some of Tennessee’s largest WPA projects reflected the arrival of the age of flight. WPA workers … built major airports in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and at the Tri-Cities.”
FlyNashville: “Nashville’s first airport opened in June 1937, culminating a two-year process that began with the selection of a 340-acre site located along the Dixie Highway (now Murfreesboro Road) and built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 23, 2017.
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