The federal Work Projects Administration put many men to work starting in 1935 with a Staten Island street repair and maintenance project along roads throughout the borough. The streets, many of which in New York City were still unpaved, were surfaced with bituminous macadam. Roads paved included several stretches in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island:
- The stretch of Beach Avenue between the Staten Island Railway and 10th Street
- 9th Street between Beach Ave. and New Dorp Lane
- 10th Street between Beach Ave. and New Dorp Lane
- Clawson Street between Lincoln Ave. and New Dorp Lane
- South Railroad Avenue between Jacques Ave. and Lincoln Ave.
- North Railroad Avenue between Burbank Ave. and Lincoln Ave.
National Archives RG 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration [WPA]; Project Files; New York City (E 407); box 684; roll 3642; Official Project No. 65-97-3.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 19, 2014.
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