Pennsylvania Turnpike – Pittsburgh PA

“America’s First Superhighway” is a toll highway running through much of Pennsylvania, and it was created with the assistance of the WPA, the PWA and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. “When it opened in 1940, the Pennsylvania Turnpike made history as… read more

Riverview Park Development – Pittsburgh PA

“In 1941, WPA workers built the visitors’ center, a fountain and stone entrance walls at Riverview Park on the North Side, a project spearheaded by Griswold. Out-of-work Pittsburghers also made drainage repairs, paved roads and improved entrances in Riverview Park,… read more