- East Providence, RI
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure and Utilities, Water Supply, Dams
- New Deal Agencies:
- Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA)
James V. Turner Reservoir in East Providence, Rhode Island (with spillover into Seekonk, Massachusetts) was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. “Turner Reservoir was created in 1935 with the building of the Turner Dam, which the City of East Providence used for their drinking supply until the 1960s. Turner Reservoir is now open to the public for recreation.” (ExploreRI.org)
The PWA supplied a $178,000 loan and $66,781 grant; the total cost of the project was $245,608. Work occurred between May 1934 and June 1935.
(PWA Docket No. RI 2003)
Source notesNational Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 40. https://www.exploreri.org/documents/watertrailmaps/TMR_Central-Turner.pdf
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 3, 2014.
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