Naval Air Station Development – Lakehurst NJ

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted improvement and development work at the Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey.

WPA project details:

  • “Construct and rehabilitate buildings and facilities”
    Official Project Number: 109‐3‐22‐13
    Total project cost: $10,000.00
    Sponsor: U.S. Navy Department
  • “Make improvements at Naval Air Station”
    Official Project Number: 165‐2‐22‐391
    Total project cost: $22,758.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Lakehurst Naval Air Station, U.S. Navy
  • “Excavate, clear, and level grounds, and provide bridges, roads, and fences”
    Official Project Number: 265‐2‐22‐40
    Total project cost: $153,464.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Lakehurst Naval Air Station, U.S. Navy
  • “Improvements at Lakehurst NAS”
    Official Project Number: 709‐2‐44
    Total project cost: $16,107.00
    Sponsor: U.S. Navy Department
  • “Improvements at Lakehurst NAS”
    Official Project Number: 709‐2‐44
    Total project cost: $39,696.00
    Sponsor: U.S. Navy Department
  • “Extension of two gravel paved runways”
  • “Make general improvements to airplane landing field, airship operating field, buildings, utilities, and facilities”
    Official Project Number: 709‐2‐44
    Total project cost: $30,000.00
    Sponsor: Navy Department, Bureau of Yards and Docks
  • “Improve grounds, including clearing, grubbing, pulling stumps, grading, leveling, constructing paths”
    Official Project Number: 765‐22‐2‐44
    Total project cost: $39,695.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Lakehurst Air Station, U.S. Navy
  • “Improve and recondition aerial transportation facilities, including buildings, grounds, land field, runways, and distribution systems”
    Official Project Number: 765‐22‐2‐‐7
    Total project cost: $180,000.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Lakehurst Air Station, U.S. Navy

Source notes

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (pages C-119, C-120).

"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; August 1936 issue, page 23. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 10, 2015.

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Location Info


Naval Air Station
Lakehurst, NJ

Coordinates: 40.033, -74.353

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