Sewer Line in Hampton, SC, A Works Progress Administration Project | History of SC Slide Collection

The program of the New Deal that touched the most individuals was probably the Works Progress Administration, better known as the WPA. Created in 1935, its purpose was to put people of all ages and professions to work in tasks that would benefit the communities in which they lived. WPA projects ranged from construction of roads and other public services in rural areas, to renovation of public buildings, support for the arts, and provision of health services to children. This sewer line, installed on Lee Avenue in Hampton, South Carolina, was a 1937 WPA project.

Courtesy of Mildred B. Rivers.