Alumni Field Development – Maynard MA

The New Deal had a large impact on Maynard’s Alumni Field. In 1933 the Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) surfaced the running track, built a concrete foundation for bleachers, graded a field next to the highway, and surfaced tennis courts. The… read more

Junior / High School (former) Improvements – Maynard MA

The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) conducted improvement work at Maynard’s former High School / Junior High School building (later Fowler Middle School), including painting the interior of the auditorium. The Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) conducted further work in 1941. All… read more

Water System Development – Maynard MA

The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) constructed water mains in Maynard, Massachusetts, including along an 850-foot stretch of Parker St. in 1934. It and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) conducted repairs at the town’s pumping station that year. Work was… read more

Sidewalks – Framingham MA

Between 1933 and 1943 multiple New Deal agencies: the C.W.A., F.E.R.A., and W.P.A., combined to construct 18 miles of ‘permanent concrete sidewalks’ throughout Framingham, Mass., as well as 12 miles of curbing. In addition to improvements to the existing sidewalk… read more

Road Development – Framingham MA

Between 1933 and 1943 multiple New Deal agencies: the C.W.A., F.E.R.A., and W.P.A., provided the labor for dozens of street paving and improvement projects throughout Framingham, Mass. Work included “15 miles of secondary gravel streets, 2 miles of primary paved… read more

Lincoln School (former) Improvements – Framingham MA

All 17 schoolhouses in Framingham, Massachusetts were painted, remodeled, and/or repaired with federally funded labor during the Great Depression. At the former Lincoln School the Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) painted classrooms and repaired ceilings in 1933. Heating facilities and floors… read more

High School (former) Improvements – Framingham MA

All 17 schoolhouses in Framingham, Massachusetts were painted, remodeled, and/or repaired with federally funded labor during the Great Depression. At the former High School (now Danforth Art Museum) the Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) conducted maintenance work in 1933. Heating facilities… read more