Seven New Towns Added to WPA Architectural Survey Tuesday, November 2, 2010Posted by capittsley in digital collections, history, updates.
Tags: Connecticut, DigitalCollections, historic buildings, historic homes, WPA
The Connecticut State Library has just added seven new towns to our online collection of historic homes from the WPA Architectural Survey, they are Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Madison and Manchester.
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.