- Perth Amboy, NJ
- Site Type:
- Infrastructure and Utilities, Sanitation and Water Disposal, Electricity
- 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 project involved “the laying of electric cables for electric standards to provide a lighting system; also the laying of hundreds of feet of pipe to carry storm water from abutting streets ninety feet out into the water so that the parkway will not be flooded.”
Source notes"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 12, 2015.
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