WPA Sidewalks – San Leandro CA

Description

The federal Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed sidewalks along Elsie Ave. and Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro, California: “WPA 1939” is stamped into the sidewalk in several places along Elsie Avenue. “WPA 1940” is stamped along Bancroft Avenue.

Elsie Avenue may have also been paved as a WPA project; the street appears unpaved on a 1938 city map.

Source notes

1938 map from the San Leandro Classified Business Directory and Buyer's Guide,
http://www.sanleandrobytes.com/archives/Map_of_San_Leandro_and_Vicinity_1938.pdf

Project originally submitted by Jay Martin on January 30, 2015.

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Location Info


Elsie Avenue & Bancroft Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577

Coordinates: 37.722614, -122.145896

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