The Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration (PRRA) built El Falansterio, a new public housing development located in Puerta de Tierra, San Juan, between 1936-1937. PuertaDeTierra.info: In Puerta de Tierra a neighborhood house would be built between Matías Ledesma streets, San Juan… read more
Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration work relief division efforts included “the remodeling of the old ‘Manicomio’” in San Juan, in 1937, “to render it available for the motorized transport of the Sixty-Fifth United States Infantry.” The facility now houses Escuela de… read more
The Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Administration carried out repair and maintenance work on Factor and Santana Roads in Arecibo.
Garzas Dam, a hydroelectric generation facility, was constructed as part of a large rural electrification plan undertaken by the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, a New Deal agency. Construction began in 1935 and it included “the reservoir, hydroelectric plant, and three minor river… read more
Grants from the Federal Government helped build healthcare facilities across the island. “The outstanding achievement in the field of public-health this year was the extension, after twelve years of endeavor, of health services to every municipality in the Island. Twenty-four new… read more
Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration forestry division efforts included reforestation work on Isla de Mona during the 1930s. Dept. of the Interior report: Mona Island—lying in the Mona passage separating Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic—some 25 square miles in extent,… read more
What was then the San Juan Naval Air Station, now Isla Grande Airport in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, was developed in substantial part with Work Projects Administration (WPA) labor. Nearly $2,000,000 were expended on such infrastructure development projects at… read more
The Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Administration carried out new road construction on Jaguar, Barrio Real Road in Patillas.
The work relief division of the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration (PRRA) conducted “extensive repairs to the patio” of La Fortaleza, the 16th Century governor’s mansion in San Juan, capitol of the territory of Puerto Rico, ca. 1937. In 1940-1 the… read more
The Puerto Rico Emergency Relief Administration carried out repair and maintenance work on Marieno Road and Pampanos Road in Vega Alta.
Youth employed by the National Youth Administration carried out maintenance work at the Mona Airfield on Mona Island. “Campos is one of the Mona boys engaged in clearing and maintaining the Mona Air Field, strategic L-shaped landing field controlling historic Mona… read more