Map of Lewiston MaineERA and WPA built sidewalks in Lewiston Maine
Approximately half Lewiston’ sidewalks s seems were built by the New Deal.
“1934 Mayors Report: E. R. A.
Please let me enumerate some of the most important projects completed during this last year under the E. R. A. about 12 miles of permanent sidewalks; thousands of feet of curbing were relayed; nearly 8 miles of temporary sidewalks;”
“12 Permanent sidewalks: There were 69,450 feet or approximately 12 miles of permanent sidewalks constructed in the following streets: Lincoln, Cedar, Oxford, River Lower Lisbon, Park, Knox, Bates,Blake, Bartlett, Horton, Howe, Shawmut, Howard, Bradley, Jefferson, Webster, Orange. Sylvan Ave., Colder, Lafayette, Newman, Campus Ave. Nichols, Wood, Maple, Birch, Walnut, Pine, Ash, College, Sabattus, Bridge, Winter, Arcadia, Spring, Summer, Mountain Ave. and Main.
13. Temporary Sidewalks: There were 44,300 feet or approximately 8 miles of temporary sidewalks constructed in the following streets. Upper Main, Sabattus, Grove, Morse, Dow, Rideout, Temple, Lisbon Dill, Eustis, Foch, Dumont, Webber, Prospect, Summit. Vine, Rosedale and South Avenue.”
“HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Permanent Walks
64.000 Sq. yards of tarred walk were built in conjunction with the E.R.A. This department furnished 4,000 cu. yds. Of crushed stone and 3,200 cu. yds. of sand and part of the skilled labor in the construction of these walks. 1,500 feet of granite curb was reset.
15.000 feet of cinder walk was built and many stretches of cinder walk resurfaced.”
Annual Report of the Receipts and Expenses of the City of Lewiston, Maine
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on October 25, 2017.
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