Source: Short, Charles Wilkins, and Rudolph Stanley-Brown. Public Buildings, 1939Source: Short, Charles Wilkins, and Rudolph Stanley-Brown. Public Buildings, 1939
Several waterworks and water main construction projects were undertaken in Cincinnati, Ohio during the Great Depression with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Construction on the projects began in 1933.
(PWA Docket No. OH 770, W1040, W1406, W1407, W1408, W1412)
The clear cover project was completed in 1936 and the filtration plant in 1938. The construction cost was $2,947,743 and the total cost was $3,131,990. These projects increased Cincinnati’s plan capacity from 80 to 240 m.g.d.
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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 65 to 70.
The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Reptile Building at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati OH. The design of the exhibits and air conditioning system sought to emulate the natural habitat for the animals. The diorama exhibits included an artificial swamp, rocks, pools of water, and sand.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 4, 2014.
Additional contributions by Gray Brechin.
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