• Broadway Improvements - Saranac Lake NY
    The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved Broadway in Saranac Lake, New York, including replacing brick paving with concrete and reconstructing its sidewalks.
  • Lake Flower Dam - Saranac Lake NY
    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the Main Street Dam at the head of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake NY between 1937 and 1938. The WPA allocated funds for a number of proposed improvements in and around Ogdensburg, including “the construction of a new dam…and the development of a picturesque bathing float, beach, park site and addition of buildings to Saranac Lake Craft and Study Guild” (Parks & Recreation). According to a contemporary news report, the dam was “placed…on the site upon which Capt. Pliny Miller once built a sawmill. Later it was taken over by Alonzo Blood…who organized Saranac Lake’s...
  • Water Mains - Saranac Lake NY
    A water main construction project in Saranac Lake, New York was undertaken with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied an $11,000 loan and $4,095 grant; the total cost of the project was $15,632. Work occurred between July and October 1934. (PWA Docket No. NY 3440)