Flood Mitigation – Mercer ME

Mercer ME, a small town of only 408 residents at the 1930 Census, received federal help for relief work, which included flood mitigation. Contributions from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Public Works Administration (PWA), and the Civil Works Administration… read more

Fort McKinley (former) Improvements – Portland ME

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at the former Fort McKinley on Great Diamond Island in Portland, Maine. Project information: “Rehabilitation of buildings including plumbing, heating, and electrical” Official Project Number: 13‐2‐11‐108 Total project cost: $40,000.00 Sponsor: War Department ‐Q.M.C. “Fts…. read more

Fort Preble (former) Improvements – South Portland ME

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted improvement work at the former Fort McKinley on Great Diamond Island in Portland, Maine. Project information: “Rehabilitation of buildings including plumbing, heating, and electrical” Official Project Number: 13‐2‐11‐109 Total project cost: $40,000.00 Sponsor: War Department ‐Q.M.C. “Fts…. read more

Houlton International Airport – Houlton ME

Constructed under the Federal Emergency Relief Agency/Maine Emergency Relief Agency, with with an 1800 x 75 graded runway and an 1800 x 100 graded runway as part of a state wide airport construction program. The legislative session of the Maine… read more

Houlton International Airport – Houlton ME

The W.P.A. developed what is now known as Houlton International Airport, in Houlton, Maine. W.P.A. project info: “Construct municipal airport” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐11‐102 Total project cost: $669,295.00 Sponsor: Town of Houlton “Improvements to municipal airport” Official Project Number: 65‐1‐11‐2213 Total… read more

Livermore Falls School (former) Improvements – Livermore Falls ME

Several New Deal Agencies performed improvement work for the Livermore Falls School in Livermore Falls, between 1933 and 1940. The school was replaced in 1968 and abandoned in 2011 when Jay and Livermore Falls consolidated their school systems. 1933 “The CWA program… read more