Bellevue Pond Improvements – Medford MA

The W.P.A. conducted the following work at what is now just Bellevue Pond: 1937 MDC annual report: “Bellevue Ponds, Medford; work was started in the late fall of 1937 on a project for improvement and development, as a recreational area,… read more

East Border Road Reconstruction – Medford MA

W.P.A. project description: “The three projects, which were approved and on which work was started late in the year, provide for the reconstruction of: … East Border Road, from Fellsway East, Maiden to Highland Avenue, Medford, 2,900 feet in length…. read more

Fellsway Police Station-Area Improvements – Medford MA

Description of a project undertaken by the W.P.A. in 1937: “Fellsway Police Station; the area adjacent to the police station on Fellsway West in Medford was developed by the completion of a project started in 1936. A large baseball field… read more

Middlesex Fells Reservation Development – Medford MA

The Middlesex Fells Reservation spans multiple towns north of Boston. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Civil Works Administration (CWA), and Works Progress Administration (WPA) were each active in developing the area. Massachusetts Metropolitan District Commission annual reports detail the work… read more

Middlesex Fells Reservation: Lawrence Woods Trails – Medford MA

The Middlesex Fells Reservation spans multiple towns north of Boston. Here is a description of a couple of the projects undertaken by the W.P.A. in the park: “Middlesex Fells Reservation; four miles of bridle trails in the Lawrence Woods section of… read more

Wellington Bridge (former) – Somerville to Medford MA

A previous iteration of the Wellington [Memorial] Bridge, which carried Fellsway across Mystic River between Somerville and Medford, was constructed as a New Deal-sponsored P.W.A. project. “The completion of the Wellington Bridge, constructed under the authorization of Chapter 365 of… read more