Lincoln Community Center Gymnasium (destroyed) – Poughkeepsie NY

Lincoln Community Center was established as a community center by Vassar College in 1916. The former Lincoln Community Center Gymnasium was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) in 1937. Arson destroyed the primary center in 1979, and Living New… read more

Long Island National Cemetery – Farmingdale NY

The federal Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) played a crucial role in the development of Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. NPS.gov: “By June 1939, the cemetery employed 480 men through WPA projects. A final narrative report of the… read more

Major Avenue Grade Separation (no longer extant) – Staten Island NY

A railway-crossing bridge carrying Major Avenue was rebuilt ca. 1936 as part of a massive grade separation project along what was then the South Beach Branch of the Staten Island Railway. The line has long since been abandoned (as the line was discontinued in 1953) and… read more