• Honokahau-Kailua Road Development - Kailua-Kona HI
    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked to develop what was then known as Honokahau-Kailua Road in the Kona region of the Big Island. Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported in Nov. 1934: "According to Mr. Cody the Honokahau road in Kona, which is being straightened out as a FERA project, will be a unique driveway in that it will include a 14 foot paved road for automobile traffic, and a six foot cow path on either side of the pavement for cattle." 122 men were working on the project as of July 1935. Paving of the road began in...
  • Kona Hospital - Kailua-Kona HI
    The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded new construction or improvement work for a hospital in Kona, on the Big Island. The PWA grant amounted to $47,700, and the work was carried out in 1938. The project, listed as Docket No. TH-1069-F, was part of the PWA’s non-federal projects expenditure for the Territory of Hawaii for 1938-1939.
  • Lava Wall - Kailua-Kona HI
    The federal WPA (Works Progress Administration) constructed a lava stone curb wall along Ali'i Drive in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii during the Great Depression. The wall, located 6386 Ali'i Drive, bears a WPA plaque.