Fort Leavenworth Development – Fort Leavenworth KS

City:
Fort Leavenworth, KS

Site Type:
Military Bases, Parks and Recreation, Military and Public Safety, Infrastructure and Utilities, Landscaping and Tree Planting, Water Supply, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels, Sidewalks and Stairs

New Deal Agencies:
Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted development efforts at Fort Leavenworth as part of multiple projects totaling more than $1 million. Projects included:

    • Construct and improve buildings, structures, and facilities. Cost: $150,000. Sponsor: War Department ‐Q.M.C. WPA Project No. 113‐3‐82‐7
    • Construct and rehabilitate barracks and quarters and utilities. Cost: $355,045. Sponsor: War Department ‐Q.M.C. WPA Project No. 13‐3‐82‐7
    • Improve buildings and grounds. Cost: $424,649. Sponsor: War Department. WPA Project No. 165‐2‐82‐23
    • Improve roads and streets. Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Leavenworth, U.S. Army. WPA Project No. 365‐82‐1‐1
    • Make general improvements to buildings, utilities, walks, and grounds. Cost: $45,230. Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Leavenworth, U.S. Army. WPA Project No. 365‐82‐2‐4
    • Improve roads. Cost: $21,656. Sponsor: War Department. WPA Project No. 65‐3‐82‐165
    • Improve and rehabilitate building, public utility systems, water supply and purification. Cost: $100,000. Sponsor: War Department. WPA Project No. 713‐2‐194
    • Construct theatre. Cost: $23,000. Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Leavenworth, U.S. Army. WPA Project No. 713‐2‐26
    • Construct reserve reservoir and officers mess. Cost: $150,000. Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Leavenworth, U.S. Army. WPA Project No. 713‐2‐44
    • Improve buildings, utilities, walks, and grounds by placing flooring and roofing, painting, reconditioning power lines, landscaping. Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Fort Leavenworth, U.S. Army. WPA Project No. 765‐62‐2‐6

Source notes

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-57).

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 24, 2023.

Location Info


Fort Leavenworth, KS

Location notes: General location marker

Coordinates: 39.344, -94.921

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