WPA Sidewalks – Holtsville NY

Description

In 1939 Sayville’s Suffolk County News reported multiple WPA sidewalk projects that were approved ‘by a vote of members of the Brookhaven Town Board.’ The projects were estimated to cost a total of $33,441, “of which the town’s share would be … $16,384.”

The jobs were “aimed principally at the protection of children walking to and from local schools.”

“The Holtsville proposal calls for 1.6 miles of sidewalk extending along the east side of Waverly avenue from the north side of the railroad tracks northward to the farm-to-market road [now Horseblock Road].”

In October the newspaper reported the completion of the project.

Source notes

"Plan Walk Project; WPA Job Would Protect
 Children in Two Communities; To Code $33,441"; Suffolk County News [Sayville, NY], August 11, 1939.
"Complete Concrete Sidewalk"; Suffolk County News [Sayville, NY], Oct. 27, 1939.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 15, 2013.

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Location Info


Waverly Avenue
Holtsville, NY

Coordinates: 40.823908, -73.046245

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