WPA Sidewalks – West Sayville NY

Description

During 1935 WPA labor was responsible for the laying of sidewalks “on the west side of Cherry avenue from [Brook**] street, to the end of the present walks, north of Union street,” in in West Sayville, N.Y.  In 1936 the WPA undertook a similar project one block over, “on the west side of Tyler avenue, extending north from Union street to the alley connecting Tyler and Cherry avenues and also along the north side of this short alley.”  Further WPA sidewalks were built one block west, on Division Avenue.

** Articles in this newspaper differ with respect to this detail, but the thoroughfare in question is most likely Brook Street.

Source notes

"Sidewalks Being Laid On Cherry Ave. by W.P.A."; Suffolk County News [Sayville, NY], Nov. 22, 1935 (page 11).
Suffolk County News [Sayville, NY], Nov. 27, 1936 (page 10).
"Ancient History"; Suffolk County News [Sayville, NY], Jul. 20, 1951 (page 13).

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 6, 2014.

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Location Info


Cherry Ave.
West Sayville, NY 11796

Coordinates: 40.73280, -73.09537

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