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

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

Watertown Arsenal (former) Development – Watertown MA

The W.P.A. conducted extensive improvement and development projects at the former Watertown Arsenal. Project details: “Rehabilitate and make general improvements to buildings, utilities, facilities, and grounds” Official Project Number: 165‐2‐14‐363 Total project cost: $641,063.00 Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, U.S. Army… 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

Wendell State Forest – Wendell MA

According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, “Some of the park development and most of the road systems are attributed to Civilian Conservation Corps activities in the 1930s.”