Van Ness Street NW Improvements – Washington DC

Description

In 1936-37, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved a segment of Van Ness Street NW., from Forty-second to Forty-sixth Streets.

The WPA improved this road with recycled material and the “laying of a thin blanket of bituminous material.” It was described as “a major project involving approximately 10,000 square yards.”

Source notes

Report of the Government of the District of Columbia, For the Year Ended June 30, 1937, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1937, p. 74.

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

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Location Info


Van Ness Street NW and Forty-second
Washington, DC

Coordinates: 38.943164, -77.082043

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