Sidewalks – Framingham MA

Description

Between 1933 and 1943 multiple New Deal agencies: the C.W.A., F.E.R.A., and W.P.A., combined to construct 18 miles of ‘permanent concrete sidewalks’ throughout Framingham, Mass., as well as 12 miles of curbing.

In addition to improvements to the existing sidewalk network and outright extensions in Framingham, the W.P.A. rebuilt 900 square yards of sidewalk during the final three months of 1938 in response to the monster hurricane that caused damage across the Northeast.

Source notes

Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1933 (pg. 159).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1936 (pp. 199, 323).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1937 (pp. 120, 296-7).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1938 (pp. 217-8, 267, 270).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1939 (pg. 189).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1940 (pp. 144, 213-4).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1941 (pp. 149, 240-1).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1942 (pp. 193, 262-3, 265).
Annual Report of the Town of Framingham for the Year Ending December 31, 1943 (pp. 183, 186).

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Dec. 2, 1936 (pg. 4).
http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 2, 2017.

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Location Info


Warren Rd.
Framingham, MA 01702

Location notes: One substantial sidewalk development project site

Coordinates: 42.289739, -71.416036

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