Water Mains – Barre VT

Description

Barre relied heavily on federal funds and labor during the Great Depression to improve and develop its water distribution system. The city’s annual reports attest that work began under the Emergency Relief Administration (E.R.A.) and persisted several years with the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.).

As part of these efforts, larger water mains were installed under many roads; older mains were dug up, relaid, and lowered further underground to prevent winter freezing; and the network was generally expanded.

Source notes

Annual Report of the City of Barre, 1934 (pg. 44).
Annual Report of the City of Barre, 1938 (pg. 51).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 18, 2017.

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Location Info


Hale St.
Barre, VT

Location notes: One site of V.E.R.A. work in 1934

Coordinates: 44.1845, -72.5020

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