Naval Torpedo Station Improvements – Newport RI

City:
Newport, RI

Site Type:
Military and Public Safety

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

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted multiple improvement and development projects at what was then the Naval Torpedo Station, located on Goat Island in Newport, Rhode Island. The projects included construction of a hospital wing, new barracks, the improvement of a power plant, and construction of retaining walls. Goat Island no longer houses military operations.

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-171).

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 9, 2023.

Location Info


Goat Island
Newport, RI

Coordinates: 41.489163, -71.327490

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