- Revere, MA
- Site Type:
- Firehouses, Civic Facilities, Military and Public Safety
- New Deal Agencies:
- Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs
Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) labor constructed a fire station in the Point of Pines section of Revere, Mass. WPA Bulletin, 1937:
Any old-timer will tell you that up to a quarter of a century ago the Point of Pines section of Revere was noted for its clambakes, prizefights, and, as a rendezvous for politicians and excursionists. Its main building was a hotel at which two former presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft stopped to speak during their campaigns. In recent years this section has developed into a residential section. Skilled WPA workers are completing construction of a modern two story brick building which will house the latest fire fighting apparatus and give the section needed protection. Since work was started a year ago operations stopped for a time when money ran out because of increased prices for labor and materials. Started again it is expected to be finished by the end of the year. “It will be the best, if not the biggest, fire house in Revere and a credit to the WPA,” says Fire Chief McCarrick.
Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Oct. 1, 1937 (pg. 2)
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 19, 2017.
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