Alumni Field Development – Maynard MA

The New Deal had a large impact on Maynard’s Alumni Field. In 1933 the Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) surfaced the running track, built a concrete foundation for bleachers, graded a field next to the highway, and surfaced tennis courts. The… read more

Crowe Park Development – Maynard MA

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) conducted multiple work projects at Crowe Park in Maynard, Massachusetts in 1934, including removing rocks and stumps; grading land for parking space; painting its grandstands; and constructing tennis courts. In 1935 F.E.R.A. labor “erected… read more

Sewers and Drains – Maynard MA

The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) constructed drains in Maynard, Massachusetts in 1934. Construction occurred along Florida Rd., Waltham St., and Summer St., and a catch basin was built at Haynes St. Work continued in… read more

Sidewalks – Maynard MA

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) constructed sidewalks along Concord St. in Maynard, Massachusetts in 1934. Work continued in subsequent years with the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.). The sidewalks, according to the town’s Selectmen, “have added greatly to the appearance… read more

Water System Development – Maynard MA

The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) constructed water mains in Maynard, Massachusetts, including along an 850-foot stretch of Parker St. in 1934. It and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) conducted repairs at the town’s pumping station that year. Work was… read more

Wilson School (destroyed) Improvements – Maynard MA

The Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) conducted improvement work at Maynard’s former Wilson School, including the installation of smoke partitions. The Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) conducted further work in 1941. All school buildings in the town “on the exterior have been… read more