Newark Airport Improvements – Newark NJ

Description

New Deal agencies greatly improved the Newark Airport, opened in 1928, during the 1930s.  The Public Works Administration (PWA) supplied a $31,635 grant toward an airport repair project whose final cost was $129,978 (PWA Docket No. NJ 1146). Construction on this project occurred between October 1933 and March 1935.   In 1935, $3,500,000 was allocated by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for the improvement of Newark Metropolitan Airport.  The details of the work are uncertain, but probably included completion of the new Terminal (Administration) Building and new runways.

 

Source notes

"Planning the Great Metropolis: The 1929 Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs," by D.A. Johnson, 2003 (page 248).

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 17.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 20, 2014.

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Location Info


Newark, NJ

Coordinates: 40.690311, -74.175718

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