Streets and Curbs – Watertown SD

Description

Numerous street construction projects in Watertown, South Dakota were undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds.

The PWA supplied a $56,000 loan and $37,535 grant for a curb construction project; the total cost of the project was $56,327. Work occurred between May and August 1935. (PWA Docket No. SD 2077)

The PWA supplied a $87,000 loan and $8,279 grant for a street construction project; the total cost of the project was $129,513. Work occurred between October 1934 and November 1935. (PWA Docket No. SD 2100)

The PWA supplied a $6,136 grant for a second street construction project, total cost $16,987. Work occurred between July and September 1936. (PWA Docket No. SD [W]1044)

The PWA supplied a $9,818 grant for an additional street construction project, total cost $17,297. Work occurred between May and June 1936. (PWA Docket No. SD [W]1089)

The PWA supplied a $18,818 grant for a street paving project, total cost $45,331. Work occurred between July and October 1936. (PWA Docket No. SD [W]1105)

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, pages 154, 155.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 8, 2014.

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Location Info


Watertown, SD

Location notes: General location marker for Watertown

Coordinates: 44.899, -97.115

One comment on “Streets and Curbs – Watertown SD

  1. Brian Gauger

    As a little boy, I walked to & from Roosevelt Elementary School on sidewalks stamped “WPA”…

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