• Armory (former) Improvements - Wakefield MA
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted improvement work at the historic armory building in Wakefield, Mass. WPA project details: "Improve buildings" Official Project Number: 665‐14‐2‐1153 Total project cost: $16,012.00 Sponsor: Quartermaster's Department, Massachusetts National Guard
  • Lake Quannpowitt Bath House (relocated) - Wakefield MA
    Jayne M. D'Onofrio: "In 1939, Wakefield Selectmen voted to ask the Special Town Meeting to build a bath house on Spaulding Street at Lake Quannapowitt, as well as other recreation projects... The building would not be made of brick as in the previous plans and would not be heated for winter use. The bath house could accommodate 100 boys and 100 girls and would be a modern building with asphalt shingles. On March 23, 1939, Special Town Meeting voted to build the bath house at a cost of $5,261 by a close vote. The Spaulding Street bath house was completed in...
  • Post Office - Wakefield MA
    The Wakefield, Massachusetts post office was constructed with federal funds in 1936. It is still in use today.
  • Post Office Reliefs - Wakefield MA
    The post office contains two marble reliefs by Fortunato Tarquinia entitled "Benjamin Franklin" and "George Washington." The project was funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts in 1936. Unlike most examples of New Deal artwork at post offices, these are exterior of the building. They can be found up and toward the sides of the building's front face.
  • Town Hall Remodeling - Wakefield MA
    Built in 1871, Wakefield's Lafayette building "was used as the town's high school until 1937, when it was remodeled as part of a WPA project for municipal offices."
  • Veterans Field - Wakefield MA
    Construction of Veterans Field was one of dozens of projects undertaken with federal labor at the beginning of the New Deal era during the 1930s. "In 1934, initial plans called for a skating/hockey rink, ball field, tennis court and a general playground, with the work to be performed by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) which later became the ERA, a program designed to 'give relief to needy people through direct work or work relief.' These work projects were later shifted to the Works Projects Administration (WPA). The North Avenue - Church Street project was one of 92 completed projects carried out...
  • Walton Field Improvements - Wakefield MA
    Walton Field in Wakefield, Massachusetts "was improved in the 1930s as part of the WPA program."
  • Water Mains - Wakefield MA
    A water main construction project in Wakefield, Mass. was undertaken with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. PWA Docket No. MA 1746