Armory (former) Improvements – Red Bank NJ

The former armory building in Red Bank, New Jersey was the recipient of WPA improvement efforts: “Improve, renovate, and make alterations at Armory.” WPA Official Project Number: 65‐1‐22‐163 The former armory later served as an equestrian riding hall, and presently houses an ice… read more

Bass River State Forest Improvements – Tuckerton NJ

“The CCC camp at Bass River State Forest, Camp S-55, lasted from 1933 to 1942, throughout the entire life of CCC. … There were usually 200 men at the camp, which was a full complement. The CCC members performed wide… read more

Belleville Turnpike Grade Separation – Kearny NJ

The Bureau of Public Roads provided funds for the grade separation of Belleville Turnpike and the Erie Railroad. New Jersey Board of Public Utility Commissioners: “A “Works Program-State Highway Department” project involving two separate grade crossings on which the Board initiated proceedings and… read more

Ben Franklin Bridge Rail Line – Philadelphia PA to Camden NJ

In conjunction with what was known as the Ridge Avenue Connector, “the high speed electric rail transit line which connects the Ridge Avenue—Eighth Street—Locust Street Subway in Philadelphia with a terminal near the Broadway Station of the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines in Camden,… read more

Betty Bacharach Home for Afflicted Children (former) Addition – Longport NJ

Longport, New Jersey’s Betty Bacharach Home for Afflicted Children was constructed in 1924, before the Great Depression. However, the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed an addition, featuring a “new physiotherapy pool and treatment unit” at the site starting in… read more