Storm Sewers – White Plains NY


A storm sewer construction project in White Plains, New York was undertaken with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $94,000 loan and $64,001 grant toward the $228,811 total cost of the project. Work occurred between July 1935 and July 1936.

(PWA Docket No. NY 3594)

Source notes

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 21.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 2, 2014.

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Location Info

White Plains, NY

Location notes: General location marker for White Plains

Coordinates: 41.034, -73.763

2 comments on “Storm Sewers – White Plains NY

  1. This is a great project to educate folks about the New Deal. I am surprised that sewer improvements are the only item listed for White Plains, NY. because when I was growing up there in the 1960s, I saw a marvelous mural that I remember to have been a New Deal creation. It was in the White Plains P.O. on Grand St., and depicted the Battle of White Plains of the Revolutionary War. There was a commemorative U.S. postage stamp picturing the mural that was displayed in the lobby. The P.O. was closed decades ago when the city outgrew it, and I don’t know whether it is still standing there. I hope that if the building was demolished (like so much else that was lost to “urban renewal”), that the mural would have been saved.

    • Gabriel Milner

      Thanks for tipping us off to this! If you have any further information, please email us as [email protected] and we will try to post something about this mural.

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