Sidewalks – Montpelier VT

Description

Several Annual Reports for the City of Montpelier detail expenses and locations for many sidewalk projects undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the city.

For example, the 1938 report stated: “More than the usual amount of work has been done on sidewalks this year. A gang of W.P.A. workers have been engaged in the construction of new tar walks …” including:

  • Liberty: Westerly side near Main
  • Main: northerly side, North St., easterly
  • Harrison Ave.: northerly side
  • Merrill Terrace: easterly side
  • School
  • Berlin: westerly side, River St., southerly
  • Barre: westerly side, near Granite
  • Kent: southerly side
  • Off Court towards Parochial School

“Cement Concrete walks [/ curbs] have also been built with W.P.A. labor as follows:”

  • School: southerly side
  • Cedar: westerly side
  • Northfield: southerly side, above H. Farnhams
  • Kent St.
  • Elm St.

In 1940, WPA tar sidewalk development sites included Summer St., Winter St., No. Franklin St., North St, Whittier St., Tray St., River St, Bailey Ave., State St., Main St., and Barre St. Specific projects included: “Elm Street: new sidewalk of hot premix asphalt—2800 feet. Foster Street and Edwards Street: New sidewalk of tar concrete—1300 feet.

Source notes

Annual Report of the City of Montpelier, 1936 (pg. 65).
Annual Report of the City of Montpelier, 1937 (pg. 57).
Annual Report of the City of Montpelier, 1938 (pp. 59-60).
Annual Report of the City of Montpelier for the Year Ending January 31, 1939 (pp. 58-9).
Annual Report of the City of Montpelier, 1940 (pp. 61, 63-4).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 22, 2018.

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Location Info


Harrison Ave.
Montpelier, VT

Location notes: One site of 1937 work

Coordinates: 44.261322, -72.566039

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