The federal Public Works Administration provided a $182,970 grant for the construction of a new headquarters building for Rochester, New York’s Fire Department during the Great Depression. Construction began November 1935. The project was completed at a total cost of… read more
The federal Works Progress Administration worked during the late 1930s to double the size and runway length of what was then known as Rochester Municipal Airport.
In 1936, with funding from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Vera Achen painted the background to an exhibit for the “Seneca Collection” at the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences (now the Rochester Museum and Science Center, RMSC). Most of… read more
Rochester, New York’s historic Rundel Memorial Library was constructed during the 1930s with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. LibraryWeb.org: “Twenty-two years after the Rochester Public Library was established, construction finally began on a central library. …… read more
A waterworks-improvement construction project in Rochester, New York was undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $58,500 grant; the total cost of the project was $89,762. Work occurred… read more
Rochester’s Wilson Commencement Academy houses a series of murals commissioned by the federal Works Progress Administration, painted by Carl W. Peters. “In 1937, Rochester’s WPA art project was called “the most interesting and effective outside of New York City” by… read more
Now housed at Rochester’s Wilson Foundation Academy, the federal Works Progress Administration commissioned a series of murals by Carl W. Peters for the city’s since-demolished Madison High School. “In 1937, Rochester’s WPA art project was called “the most interesting and… read more