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  • Water System Improvements - Salina KS
    Multiple waterworks improvement projects in Salina, Kansas were enabled by federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds during the Great Depression. In addition to laying water mains, a pumping station was constructed as part of these efforts, which began as early as 1933. (PWA Docket No. KS 2739, 2928)
  • Water Mains - Oakley KS
    A water main construction project was undertaken in Oakley, Kansas with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. (PWA Docket No. KS 1394)
  • Sewer Development - Hutchinson KS
    A storm sewer development project in Hutchinson, Kansas was undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a grant of $29,093 toward the $99,675 total cost of the project. Construction occurred between July and October 1934. (PWA Docket No. KS 1902) Furthermore, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted the following sewer / water disposal-related work in Hutchinson in 1933-4: Storm sewer on Adams, from 17th to 18th St. Storm sewer on Adams, from Ave. E to F, and into river Clean drainage ditches in Grandview Drag and clean several miles of storm...
  • Street Improvements and Paving - Hutchinson KS
    A street improvement project in Hutchinson, Kansas was undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. (PWA Docket No. KS 1266) Furthermore, the Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted numerous paving projects in Hutchinson from 1933 to 1934, including: Paving abandoned car track lanes from Fifth to 17th st.; Fifth from Washington to Monroe St.; Washington, from Fourth to Fifth St.; Ave. A from Poplar to Smith St.; Main, from 12th to 20th St. Paving two intersections into fair grounds.
  • Water Mains - McPherson KS
    A water main construction project was undertaken in McPherson, Kansas with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied an $11,461 grant toward the $40,585 total cost of the project. Work occurred between December 1933 and October 1934. (PWA Docket No. KS 1077)
  • Road Improvements - Atchison KS
    Multiple road paving and improvement projects in Atchison, Kansas were undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Work on these projects started in 1933 and ended in 1936. (PWA Docket No. KS 980, 983, 1002, 1056, 1137, 1442)
  • Sharlot Hall Museum - Prescott AZ
    In 1933-34, relief workers of the Civil Works Administration (CWA) built the Sharlot Hall Museum building.  They also restored a rustic ranch house on the site and helped move and restore Fort Misery cabin, moved here from its original site. Sharlot Hall museum complex occupies a square block on the west side of downtown Prescott and includes several buildings and an archive in the city library across the street.  It was begun in 1928 by local historian, politician, and activist Sharlot Hall, whose founding act was to save the historic Governor's Mansion. The New Deal then came in to help build...
  • Road Paving - Montauk NY
    A road paving project in Montauk, New York (specifically, around Montauk Point) was undertaken with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $16,400 grant toward the $65,938 total cost of the project. Work occurred between December 1933 and June 1934. (PWA Docket No. NY 1548)
  • Municipal Improvements - Harrisville NH
    According to annual town reports, the New Deal was helping Harrisville (population 512 in 1930) deal with the economic depression very early on after President Roosevelt was elected. 1933 Town Warrant #6. To see if the town will vote a sum not exceeding $500 to remodel and enlarge the town library if additional money can be secured from the C. W. A." R.F.C. loan of $336.89 for highway work. 1935 Selectmen and Treasurer Report F.E.R.A. ------ $1,000.00 Highways: 13. W. P. A. project No. 248, $584.90 (c) WPA project No. 248, MacVeagh road and Eastview road: Wilfred Record, foreman, truck drivers material, $584 90 "The highway projects have consisted of...
  • Everett Public Library - Everett WA
    Everett, Washington's main library was constructed between 1933 and 1934 with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a grant of $23,600; the final cost of the project was $108,112.
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