• Boyce Street School Retaining Walls - Auburn MA
    The Civil Works Administration built perimeter rock and concrete walls around the Boyce Street School, a public elementary school. Currently, the site is a public park and playground.
  • Elm St. Widening - Auburn MA
    The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) widened Elm St. in Auburn, Massachusetts. WPA Bulletin, 1937: "Scars of last year's flood will be removed from several streets, and narrow Elm Street will be widened, by WPA project which employs 40 men and is expected to last about three months."
  • High School (demolished) - Auburn MA
    The former high school in Auburn, Massachusetts was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. "For the past two decades, the increasing cost of tuition and transportation of pupils to Worcester caused agitation for an Auburn high school, and while land had been acquired on the Dunn property on Auburn Street in 1926 for such a school, it was not until a special town meeting held August 29, 1933, that $250,000 was appropriated. Federal aid was sought under the provisions of the Public Works Administration and on March 5, 1935, the plans drawn by Lucius W. Briggs,...
  • Turnpike Work - Auburn MA
    Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted the following road work in Auburn, Mass. WPA Bulletin: This cut-off in Auburn, on the Worcester Turnpike, was washed out by the Spring flood. A WPA construction project is rebuilding the cut-off and 30 feet of the macadam shoulders of the road. The exact location and identification of the road in question is unknown to Living New Deal.