Davis WPA Sidewalk StampC St. & 6th St- SE corner
The WPA worked extensively on curbs, gutters and sidewalks in Davis.
"SERA also denied (for being a piecemeal approach that wouldnt improve drainage) the citys application for installing widely-scattered curbs & gutters, although the WPA in 1937 approved $26,000 for the more-comprehensive version of the paving project. That concrete, it was assured, was to use local gravel from Putah Creek."
Many sidewalks in Davis still bear WPA stamps:
"Davis still bears the stamp of these WPA projectsliterally. Perhaps you've seen the "WPA" initials imprinted in a sidewalk while strolling through old North Davis. These sidewalks were laid in the late 1930's with federal funding through the Works Progress Administration. Look on the corner curbs at intersections for the most obvious stamps, especially along C Street."
For more photos of sidewalk stamps: http://daviswiki.org/WPA
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