Thirteenth Street NW Improvements – Washington DC

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out pavement repair and other improvements to a segment of Thirteenth Street NW, from Florida Avenue to Euclid Street, in 1935-36.
 
“The roadway of Thirteenth Street NW, from Florida Avenue to Euclid Street, was widened and paved. The new concrete pavement was treated with an emulsion used for darkening concrete so as to eliminate the glare.”
 
The work was part of the $949,496 WPA allotment for DC roadwork for fiscal year 1936.
 
The work is likely still extant, but invisible beneath subsequent repavings.
 
 
 

 

Source notes

“District leads states in road work speed,” Washington Post, October 9, 1933, p. 13

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1936, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936, pp. 72-74.

District of Columbia Works Progress Administration, “Many Miles of New Highways,” Work: A Journal of Progress, Vol. 1, No. 1, Sept. 1936, p. 3

 

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on January 6, 2020.

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Location Info


Thirteenth Street NW
Washington, DC

Coordinates: 38.9220, -77.0296

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