Northeast Boundary Sewer Extension – Washington DC

On August 22, 1933, Public Works Administration (PWA) chief Harold Ickes announced a grant of $1,759,500 for various DC sewer projects. These included an extension of the Northeast Boundary Sewer “intended to eliminate a pollution nuisance in Kingman Lake in… read more

Palisades Recreation Center and Playground Development – Washington DC

Palisades Playground and Park was developed by New Deal agencies in the mid-1930s. The field house was built with Public Works Administration (PWA) funds in 1936. That same year, the Washington Post reported that Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers had… read more

Pennsylvania Avenue, Thirty-Eighth Street, and Alabama Avenue SE Sewers – Washington DC

In 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) installed sewers on Pennsylvania Avenue, Thirty-Eighth Street, and Alabama Avenue in the district’s southeast quadrant. This work was part of a massive New Deal era program for Washington of sewer construction, separation of… read more

Recorder of Deeds Building (former) – Washington DC

Recorder of Deeds Building - Washington DC

The old Recorder of Deeds Building is a three-story structure built 1941-1943 by the municipal government of the District of Columbia.  Funding was provided in 1940 by the Public Works Administration (PWA), which was by then part of the Federal… read more