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  • School Construction and Repairs - Blue Hill ME
    Annual town reports of 1933 and 1934 describe extensive work by Federal Agencies in repair of school facilities in this picturesque small coastal town. Until the construction of Consolidated School in 1939, most were the typical one- or two-room schools. 1933 The town selectmen in the Warrant said: "35 To see if the town will vote to authorize and instruct the selectmen and treasurer to make application for and borrow from the government under the provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act funds for the construction of the school building proposed in Article 33." "SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT I herewith submit my annual report as superintendent of...
  • Highways - Walla Walla WA
    A highway construction and improvement project was undertaken in Walla Walla County with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Construction occurred between 1933 and 1934. PWA Docket No. WA 1144
  • Waterworks and Sewer System Development - Ellensburg WA
    A waterworks and sewer system construction project was undertaken in 1933 with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. PWA Docket No. WA 1845
  • Bonham State Park - Bonham TX
    The state acquired the land for Bonham State Park in 1933 from the City of Bonham. The Civilian Conservation Corps developed the 261-acre park, landscaping the rocky, hilly terrain for erosion control and recreational purposes, and constructing an earthen dam to impound a sixty-five-acre lake. CCC Company 894 constructed buildings of local cream-colored limestone and Eastern red cedar, working under the supervision of Bonham architect Joe C. Lair and San Antonio architect William C. Caldwell. The overall design exhibits a WPA rustic style. The CCC built the entrance portal, concession building (currently the park headquarters and storage facility), waterfront storage building...
  • Highway Development and Road Improvements - Houston TX
    Several large highway and road development projects, which included improvement work such as street paving, were undertaken in Houston during the Great Depression and were enabled by federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. PWA grants covered nearly half the construction costs. Federal assistance to the city amounted to millions of dollars (not even adjusting for inflation). Work began as early as 1933 and would continue for several years. (PWA Docket Nos. TX 1292, 1312, W1041, W1333, W1958)
  • Sewers - Fremont OH
    A sizable sewer construction project was undertaken in Fremont, Ohio with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $212,295 loan and $80,876 grant toward the project, whose total cost was $296,919. Work occurred between December 1933 and October 1934. (PWA Docket No. OH 773)
  • Street Improvements - Cincinnati OH
    Multiple street construction, paving, and development projects were undertaken in Cincinnati, Ohio during the Great Depression with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Construction on the projects began as early as 1933. (PWA Docket Nos.: OH 772, 1448, 1518, 2122, 8060, 8061, 9039, 9045, W1092, W1394, W1409, W1411, W1489, W1507, X2193)
  • Sewers - Cincinnati OH
    Numerous sanitary and storm sewer construction projects were undertaken in Cincinnati, Ohio during the Great Depression with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Construction on the projects began as early as 1933. (PWA Docket Nos.: OH 768, 769, 771, 1461, 1462, 1490, 1528, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1821, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 2135, 2136, 2137, 2709, 2745, 8145, W1046, W1143, W1490, W1508)
  • Water System Development - Cincinnati OH
    Several waterworks and water main construction projects were undertaken in Cincinnati, Ohio during the Great Depression with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Construction on the projects began in 1933. (PWA Docket No. OH 770, W1040, W1406, W1407, W1408, W1412) The clear cover project was completed in 1936 and the filtration plant in 1938. The construction cost was $2,947,743 and the total cost was $3,131,990. These projects increased Cincinnati’s plan capacity from 80 to 240 m.g.d.
  • Sanitary Sewers - Springfield OH
    A massive sewer construction project was undertaken in Springfield, Ohio with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $671,864 loan and $323,479 grant toward the $1,234,262 total cost of the project. Work occurred between December 1933 and July 1936. (PWA Docket No. OH 766)
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