Warren Street NW Paving – Washington DC

Description

In 1936, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed a paving project at the intersection of 42nd and Warren Streets NW.  The intersection is characterized by a gracious, curving triangle with a small park in the center, likely the result of the WPA’s work. 

This project was part of a nearly $1 million in WPA road work around the district in 1935-36. The road still exists though the WPA pavement is probably invisible today.

Source notes

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 April 15, 2015.

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Location Info


Warren St. at 42nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Coordinates: 38.9447, -77.0827

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