Westover Air Reserve Base – Chicopee MA

Description

“President Roosevelt signed a $750,000 Works Progress Administration (WPA) project bill for the air base’s construction in November 1939. Fourteen hundred WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers cleared the land, and actual construction was started in February 1940.”

W.P.A. project information:

  • “Construct and improve facilities and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 165‐3‐14‐23
    Total project cost: $4,197,055.00
    Sponsor: War Department, District Engineer, Corps of Engineers
  • “Construct telephone system”
    Official Project Number: 165‐3‐14‐340
    Total project cost: $98,526.00
    Sponsor: Commanding General, 1st Corps Area, U.S. Army
  • “Construct and improve facilities and grounds”
    Official Project Number: 65‐3‐14‐715
    Total project cost: $1,497,384.00
    Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Northeast Air Base, Constructing Quartermaster, Westover Field, U.S. Army

Source notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westover_Air_Reserve_Base

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-78).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 16, 2014.

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Location Info


Chicopee, MA

Coordinates: 42.199085, -72.543644

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