Road Work – Ashland MA

The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.), and Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work along roads in Ashland, Massachusetts. Work included the “relocation of Manning Road,” no longer extant; and Sunset Rd. in 1936. State highways and… read more

Stone Park – Ashland MA

Multiple New Deal agencies worked to develop Ashland, Massachusetts’s Stone Park. The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) constructed toilet facilities and bleachers in 1934. The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) continued work in 1935. Federally funded labor also improved the park’s drainage… read more

Swimming Pool (former) – Ashland MA

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) and Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) constructed a swimming pool for Ashland, starting in 1935. The pool was built along what was then municipal land along Granite Street, which no longer exists. A late-1800s map… read more

Town Hall Improvements – Ashland MA

The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) and/or Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) made repairs and other improvements to Ashland, Massachusetts’s town hall in 1934. “The interior of the Town Hall has been renovated extensively, and several changes made that have been… read more

Water System Extension – Ashland MA

Ashland’s water system was greatly expanded during the 1930s as a result of federal assistance. Work included: High St.: The federal Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) extended the water main system along High Street in 1933. The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.)… read more