The PWA built an addition of several classrooms onto the rear of the original 1920s building. The building is in an abstracted Colonial Revival style. The addition was designed by Traficante & Niebuhr of East Providence. After being retired from… read more
Under the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), “a large drainage system was built along Bourne Avenue” in East Providence.
In 1934 the PWA built this third floor addition to the existing high school building, which was completed in 1908. The Colonial Revival building was later occupied by the junior high, which itself later moved out. It is currently elderly… read more
Pierce Memorial Field was constructed as a federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the Great Depression. “The site of the athletic field was an abandoned gravel pit … [which] had gradually been developing into a public dump, … taking… read more
James V. Turner Reservoir in East Providence, Rhode Island (with spillover into Seekonk, Massachusetts) was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. “Turner Reservoir was created in 1935 with the building of the Turner Dam, which… read more