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Six New Towns Added To The WPA Architectural Survey Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Posted by capittsley in digital collections, history, updates.
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The Connecticut State Library has just added six new towns to our online collection of historic homes from the WPA Architectural Survey, they are Greenwich, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam and Hamden.

Governor John Winthrop house in Groton

Digitized materials include survey forms and photos from the Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut. Also known as “The WPA House Survey”, the project took place from 1934 through 1937 under the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.). The survey forms provide descriptions of nearly 5,000 buildings. Photographs were taken of most buildings and clipped to the survey forms. Some forms also include sketches of interior and/or exterior architectural details and a brief history of the building.

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