- Perth Amboy, NJ
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure and Utilities, Sidewalks and Stairs, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels, Flood and Erosion Control
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked on a land reclamation and shore beautification project on the south shore of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
“The Dawn,” a WPA publication, Oct. 1936:
“Road construction and other operations by Works Progress Administration men of District 4 have transformed a mile and a half of Perth Amboy’s South Shore so that the area’s reclamation and development soon will be accomplished facts.
The waterfront project from Second Street to Lewis Street, along Raritan River and Raritan Bay, has engaged the services of an average of 200 men for a year.
The Federal Government allotted 85 per cent of the $314,000 required for the work, the city appropriating 15 per cent of the total. The result will be the establishment of a parkway ideally located and which has long been advocated locally.”
Source notes"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; August 1936 issue, page 19. "The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; October 1936 issue, page 5. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room.
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 10, 2015.
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