New Deal National Defense Projects in New York City 1933-1943

Frank da Cruz, Bronx NY, May 2018
Most recent update: Fri Dec 7 14:59:40 2018

See NYC WPA table below   NYC New Deal Navy ships   Brooklyn Navy Yard

Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal made significant contributions to the USA's preparation for and engagement in World War II, as noted at this page at the Living New Deal. At first this was because FDR saw defense work, particularly shipbuilding, was an excellent way to hire lots of unemployed workers because it was so labor-intensive. It didn't hurt that he also had a deep affection for the Navy, having served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President Wilson. He also recognized the threats posed by Germany and Japan earlier than most other politicians did and, since Congress was unwilling to appropriate sufficent defense funds, Roosevelt used the New Deal relief agencies to achieve the same end.

Hunter College, Bronx NY

The Bronx campus of Hunter College was built with New Deal assistance, primarily the WPA, as explained HERE. The connection of the Hunter College campus (which is now the campus of Lehman College) to national defense comes in 1943 when it was turned over to the US Navy to serve as its training center for WAVES[1] (women serving in the Navy) for the duration of the war. "USS Hunter" turned out some 81,000 Navy enlisted women by the time World War II ended (WAVES officers were trained elsewhere). Interestingly, this is the first place that any branch of the US military became fully integrated, and the WAVES were still the only fully integrated service branch at the end of WWII.[2,p.88]  Also about 14,000 SPARS (Coast Guard women) were trained at the Hunter Campus[3] and at least (as of 1941) 3300 women Marines[4].  By March 31, 1944, 48.5 of all Navy personnel were women[1,p.8].

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Hunter campus as Navy Training School
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WAVES drill on Hunter campus
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WAVES memorial on Lehman campus

References
  1. "Navy Service: A short History of the United States Naval Training School (WR), Bronx NY", Public Relations Office, USNTS(WR), 190 pages (1944).
  2. McGregor, Morris J. "Integration of the Armed Forces 1940-1965", Department of Defense, Defense Studies, Center of Military History, US Army, Washington DC (1981), printed by the US Government Printing Office.
  3. Hunter College, Wikipedia, accessed 11 July 2018.
  4. "A Maritime History of New York", New York City WPA Writers' Project (1941), 2004 Going Coastal edition with epilogue.

Links
  1. Lehman College Gallery
  2. Navy WAVES Training Gallery at my family history website (scroll down to the Hunter College section).
  3. Boot Camp in the Bronx, New York Historical Society video (2012).

The Public Works Administration

The Public Works Administration (PWA) gave out grants and loans to government agencies at all levels (state, county, city) and to federal agencies including the Department of the Navy to hire contractors to do whatever was to be done.

As of June, 1939, the PWA had paid for the construction of 60 naval vessels ($239M), 99 Coast Guard vessels ($26M), and 48 military aircraft ($19M), plus machine tools for navy yards ($4M), housing for defense workers ($137M)[3]. Plus (as of January 1937) another $28M on military infrastructure[6]. The amount of PWA funds dedicated to these projects would be about eight billion 2018 dollars. This does not count hundreds millions of 1930s dollars spent on infrastructure required for national security and defense, but outside of military bases: highways, tunnels, water systems, dams and levees, electrical grids, navigation aids, docks, air fields, surveying and mapping, and so on[3].

Table 1: PWA-Financed Naval Ships [1]
Navy yards Location Hull numbers Names
Boston Massachuetts DD370, DD371 Case, Conyngham
Charleston Navy Yard South Carolina PG51 Charleston
Mare Island Vallejo, CA DD378, DD379 Smith, Preston
Brooklyn Navy Yard New York City CL40, PG50 Brooklyn, Erie
Norfolk Shipyard Virginia DD374, DD375 Tucker, Downes
Philadelphia Pennsylvania CL41, DD372, DD373 Philadelphia, Cassin, Shaw
Portsmouth Kittery, Maine Submarines 172, 173 Porpoise, Pike
Puget Sound Bremerton WA DD376, DD377 Cushing, Perkins
Private yards Location Hull numbers Names
Newport News Virginia CV5, CV6 Yorktown, Enterprise
NY Shipbuilding Camden NJ CL42, CL43, DD356-359 Savannah, Nashville, Porter, Selfridge, McDougal, Winslow
Electric Boat Groton CT Submarines 174, 175 Shark, Tarpon
United Dry Docks Staten Island NYC DD364, DD365 Mahan, Cummings
Bath Iron Works Bath, Maine DD366, DD367 Drayton, Lamson
Federal Shipbuilding Kearny NJ DD368, DD369 Flusser, Reid
Bethlehem Quincy MA DD360-363 Phelps, Clark, Moffett, Balch

Another government publication, Millions for Defense[2], tells us that the cruiser the USS Vincennes(CA-44) was also a PWA ship:
The "PWA Fleet" is the second largest in the Western Hemisphere, exceeded only by the U. S. Navy itself! In 1933, the Public Works Administration allocated $238,000,000 to the Navy for the construction of naval vessels. ... Together with the Navy aircraft obtained with PWA assistance this makes a very strong naval force ... The cruisers Vincennes, Philadelphia, Savannah, and Nashville were all ordered in 1933 and commissioned in 1937 and 1938.
Thus the Vincennes should join the Phelps, Clark, Moffett, and Balch as PWA ships built at the Bethlehem Shipyard in Quincy, MA. Even so, that comes to only 37 ships: what were the other 23 and where were they built? (I suspect that many of them were landing craft (LCVP, LST, LCM, LCC, LCM, LCI, LCS, LVT, LCU, etc).

Meanwhile we know the PWA paid $26,458,450.00[2,3] for 99 Coast Guard cutters[3], but beyond that the details are still not clear. There is the cutter Fir (WLM-212), built at Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland CA, at a cost of $389,746 paid by the PWA, launched in 1939[4]. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (6 July 1936, p.4) mentions two cutters, the Alexander Hamilton and the John C. Spencer, under construction at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Three down, 96 to go! Until the missing PWA Federal Projects records turn up, we make do with various New York Times announcements of PWA allotments for the Coast Guard[7,8,9,10,11]. But we don't know which cutters they were or where they were built. Meanwhile, millions more PWA and WPA dollars were spent to strengthen Coast Guard bases and shore facilities and to enlarge the Coast Guard Academy[2,p.41].

I haven't found a list of aircraft yet, but Millions for Defense[2,p.5] says that more than 100 military planes were purchased by the Army Air Corps out of a PWA allocation of $7.5M, mentioning that among them were some Martin B-12 bombers. Since Millions for Defense was published later than America Builds[3], its totals for Naval aviation are higher: "From PWA grants of $7,496,923 for naval aeronautics, 130 new planes have been built for the Navy ... The planes are of different types, ranging from little bulletlike fighters to the majestic flying boat patrols."[2,p.9] Of course these are tiny numbers of aircraft compared to those produced after Pearl Harbor, when there was no longer a problem getting military appropriations from Congress.

New military airfields (both Army and Navy airports) were built, old ones modernized and expanded. "The cumulative expenditure of Federal emergency funds for military airports has exceeded $22M"[2,p.7].

Besides ships, aircraft, and airfields, the PWA also invested in Army posts ($130M)[2]), Army motorization ($10M for cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, trailers, etc)[2]); Army facilities ($8.8M for machine shops, arsenals, proving grounds[2]); military hospitals; and in military infrastructure. Reference 6 lists a total of $28,100,238.25 allocated under NIRA (the act that authorized the PWA to grant funds for defense spending) for "miscellaneous projects at navy yards and naval stations" (as opposed to the building of ships) as of January 31, 1937. These expenditures were for repairs, overhauls, upgrades, construction, etc, as well as for trucks, cranes, booms, trailers, locomotives and rail cars, etc, and for roads, water and electrical infrastructure within the Navy installations, all listed in detail. Millions for Defense puts the figure for new construction at Naval bases at $65M[1,p.21].

Bear in mind when reading these figures that a 1930s dollar is equivalent to about 18 dollars in 2018.

References
  1. Stobo, John R, The New Deal Yard, 1933-1937, Part 2, Columbia University, October 2004, which quotes from Thompson, H.I., Inspector of Naval Materiel, “Ships Under NIRA”, letter of 20 September 1933 to commandants of the Navy yards, RG181; National Archives, Northeast Region, New York, which lists each ship that was to be built and at which yards (CL = cruiser; DD = destroyer; PG = gunboat; CV carrier).
  2. Millions for Defense: Emergency Expenditures for National Defense 1933-1940, US Federal Works Agency, Washington DC (1940).
  3. America Builds, The Record of the PWA, Division of Information, Public Works Administration, US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1939, Table 20, pp.290-291.
  4. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Fir (WLM-212), Historic American Engineering Record, National Park Service (2001).
  5. Public Works of the Navy, Bulletin No.38, May 1937, US Government Printing Office (1937).
  6. Public Works of the Navy, Bulletin No.39, June 1937, US Government Printing Office (1937).
  7. Allots $14,800,000 in Smuggling Fight, New York Times, 22 Sep 1933, pp.1,20:
    An allocation of $14,800,00 to the Coast Guard for equipment to combat an anticipated increase in smuggling activites following prohibition repeal was made today by the Public Works Administration. It will provide for immediate construction of seaplanes, patrol boats, and cutters ... $1,895,000 for 31 seaplanes ... In addition to the seaplanes and cutters, today's allotment also provides for immediate construction of nine patrol boats to cost $2,250,000 ... Three of the six new 300-foot cutters will replace the Senec, Snohomish and the Yamacraw, each of which is more than twenty-four years old. The other three will base on Coast Guard stations at San Pedro, the Canal Zone and Unalaska, Alaska.
  8. Naval Powers Add to Small Vessels, New York Times, 11 Mar 1934, pp.74:
    In this country the Coast Guard has become, or is fast becoming, our auxiliary navy ... the Secretary of the Treasury announced late in January that the Navy Department would build for the Coast Guard seven "gunboat" cruising vessels." These projected ships, two of which are to be built in the New York Navy Yard, four in the .... are to cost $13,500,000 and are to be the sister ships of two naval gunboats, the Erie and Charleston, now being constructed ... In addition to these ships the Coast Guard is building five cruising cutters of the Escanaba ice-breaking type.
  9. PWA Aid Strengthens Life-Saving Patrol, New York Times, 3 Feb 1935, pp.20:
    PWA announced today that five cutters, nine patrol boats, four tags and ten new amphibian planes had been completed and assigned to service .. The administration said that seven more cutters, the largest vessels ever used by the Coast Guard were also under construction with public works funds. The will be eighteen months in building and will be equipped to carry one plane on their decks.
  10. New Boats for Coast Guard, New York Times, 21 July 1935, p.59:
    The President has approved a recommendation made by the Advisory Committee on Allotments for the Works Program for the allocation of $5,263,995 for the building of patrol boats .... a substantial addition to the Coast Guard's "mosquito fleet" that patrols the inshore waters... Under a previous PWA allotment the Coast Guard was allotted $25,000,000, for the construction of ships, repairs to shore stations, and other purposes. For new construction, PWA funds are being used to build nine 165-foot patrol boats, five 165-foot cruising cutters, and seven 328-foot cruising cutters.
  11. $60,000,000 Works to Add 50,000 Jobs, New York Times, 30 Aug 1933 p.3:
    Public works projects which call for an expenditure of $60,000,000 and are expected to provide work for more than 50,000 persons were approved today by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. The allotments go to flood control of the Mississippi River, construction and repair work at naval shore stations and yards, the building of cutters for the the Coast Guard, repair of the Statue of Liberty and construction and repair of Veterans Administration buildings ... The naval allotment was $13,600,000 ... This makes a total of about $251,000,000 set aside for the navy under the public works program, $238,000,000 of this being for the construction of cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers and submarines. The naval sum specified today will be spent as follows: ... New York Navy Yard, $849,000 ... The allocation for the New York Navy Yard provides $475,000 for improvement of the power plant, $24,000 to improve the telephone system, $50,000 for extension of the the structural shop and $3000,000 for new travelling drydock cranes. ... The allotment for construction of new Coast Guard cutters and repair and equipment work totals $8,501,190, of thich $7,050,000 is for new cutters, all of them for service in Northern Atlantic zones.
  12. Gropman, Alan (Ed.), The Big L: American Logistics in World War II, an Industrial College of the Armed Forces Study, National Defense University Press (1997), pp.201-204:
    The strong isolationist sentiment in the 1930s [not to mention the Great Depression!] resulted in chronic underfunding of defense ... From the mid-1930s on, public works money was directed to the military to provide some measure of relief. In 1934, a grant of $10 million from the Public Works Administration was used to buy motor vehicles for the Army. In June 1935, a total of $100 million of PWA funds was allotted for the War Department; of this amount $68 million was for military construction. By June 1940, the Works Progress Administration alone had spent $432 million in cooperation with civilian and military sponsors on such national defense projects as airports, highways, bridges, rail lines, Navy yards, and the refurbishment of several military bases.

National Youth Administration contributions

New York Times Headline: NYA Has Hundreds in Shipyard Shops... Staten Island Project Is in an Old Yard Having Also Three Drydocks and a Basin ... One of 6 Workshops Here ... Largest is Astoria Center, Where 7,487 Boys and Girls Have Gone in Five Months[1].
A recent survey brought forth the conclusion that 261,500 new workers would be needed in American shipyards up to November, 1942, for naval construction alone. Where are they coming from? The National Youth Administration, set up in 1935 as a relief agency under the Work Projects Administration but now a full-fledged unit in the United States "total" defense front, is attempting a partial answer to the question in its shipyard project at 1435 Richmod Terrace, West New Brighton, Staten Island. The NYA leased last December from Frank McWilliams, Inc., an old shipyard there on the shores of Kill Van Kull where yesterday 700 boys ranging in age from 17 to 24 years were busy learing the rudiments of the trades which go make up a shipyard crew. Already fifteen boys have gone from the project to full-time jobs with shipbuilding companies in the Port of New York vicinity. ... The shipyard project is only one, and one of the smallest, of the six workships operated by the NYA in New York City, which, with Long Island, makes up the only administrative unit in the NYA not Statewide in scope. In number of enrollees, a number which reached a high of 26,000 last month but is now being cut to 19,000, it is second only to Pennsylvania. Largest of the workshops is the Astoria Work Experience Center at 43-02 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens. There, in a building leased from the Steinway Piano Company and covering almost two acres of ground, are situated seventeen work units. Working two shifts of six hours each day and two shifts a month — a week on and a week off — 7,487 young men and women have been trained in the center from Oct. 1 to Feb. 13. ... Here, as elsewhere through the country in the NYA's more than 4,300 workshops, the young men and women are actually working at something constructive. Work comes to them from the Army and Navy, from city and State departments and other public agencies."
References
  1. NYA Has Hundreds in Shipyard Shops New York Times, 5 Mar 1941, p.10.
  2. How the NYA Has Been Converted To Advance the War Program, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 25 Mar 1942, p.14: "[NYA] reports 16,000 machine shops in operation [in the USA], giving work training to 65,000 young men and 10,000 young women ... NYA reports that ... its large [machine] shop at Astoria, L.I., has turned out 32,000 parts for the Brooklyn Navy Yard in three months."
  3. La Guardia Lauds NYA Training Plan, New York Times, 19 Dec 1942, p.24: In Harlem, the mayor "watched a class of thiry youngsters operate machines turning out material used in the Navy Yard at Brooklyn, and then praised the NYA for its constructive work." Aubry Williams, national NYA administrator, declared that "NYA was turning out 10,000 trained youthful workers into war industry every month and that he would renew his request for the $60,000,000 appropriation now given by the Federal Government for the program."

WPA and CCC contributions

The Works Project Administration (WPA) differed from the PWA in that it did the work itself, hiring unemployed workers and buying materials directly.

The WPA and CCC, and to some extent their precursors TERA, FERA, and CWA and other New Deal organizations such as NYA, did a great deal of construction and infrastructure work at Army bases, Navy shipyards, and other military sites between 1933 and 1943. In 2009 the Department of Defense made an effort to document this work; the result is:

Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program, Project Number 07-357:
Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations
By: Dr. Susan Goodfellow, Marjorie Nowick, Chad Blackwell, Dan Hart, Kathryn Plimpton,
July 2009
The report is broken up into a series of eight searchable PDF files, which are archived locally:
DoD_Legacy_Report-1.pdf
Intro, discussion of CCC and WPA records, history of CCC, history and overview of WPA and its precursors: FERA, CWA. WPA role in national defense, examples of defense projects.
DoD_Legacy_Report-2.pdf
Continues with examples of defense projects. Discussion of National Register categories and historic properties. List of references. Inventory of CCC and WPA records, index to microfilm rolls and reference cards at NARA. Table B-1: List of CCC Projects on Military Installations starts.
DoD_Legacy_Report-3.pdf
Table B-1, cont'd. Table B-2: List of CCC Projects on Military Installations Still under DoD Control. Table C1: List of WPA Projects on DoD Installations, Part 1 (134 pages)
DoD_Legacy_Report-4.pdf
Table C-1, cont'd (78 more pages). Table C-2, WPA Projects on DoD Installations under Current DoD Control (46 pages). Table C-3: DoD Installations with CCC-WPA Resources and Heritage/Public Interpretation Potential (10 pages). Case Study: Fort Huachuca
DoD_Legacy_Report-5.pdf
Case studies: Fort Huachuca (cont'd) and Fort Riley
DoD_Legacy_Report-6.pdf
Case studies: Fort Riley (cont'd), Fort Sill, Warren AFB
DoD_Legacy_Report-7.pdf
Case studies: Warren AFB (cont'd), NAWS China Lake
DoD_Legacy_Report-8.pdf
Case study: NAWS China Lake (cont'd)... and then the public information booklet.
Booklet.pdf
The public information booklet by itself.

Direct access to tables
Table B-1 CCC projects Report-2 p.64 Continues to Report 3
Table B-2 CCC projects still under military control Report-3 p.5
Table C-1* WPA projects Report-3 p.15 Continues to Report 4
Table C-2 WPA projects still under military control Report-4 p.79
Table C-3 CCC-WPA projects heritage-tourism potential Report-4 p.125

* The New York City entries from Table C-1 have been extracted from the PDFs into a searchable, sortable HTML table, included below.

The CCC tables B-1 and B-2 include dates but have no project ID numbers or dollar amounts. The WPA tables C-1 and C-2 have project ID numbers and dollar amounts but no dates. Also the WPA reports show the project's county and town, the CCC reports do not.

I had found the booklet and Report-1, but did not know about the other other pieces; thanks to Evan Kalish of Living New Deal for passing them along.

CCC Projects at Military Installations in New York City

Table B-1 show only one military CCC project in New York City:

None are shown in Table B-2.

WPA Projects at Military Installations in New York City

Table C-1 includes 134 WPA defense projects in New York City. I have extracted them into the following table, which requires a screen at least 800px wide to view. I took the liberty of correcting some inconsistencies in the county and city names as well as a few minor errors elsewhere.  Notes: Column headings are the same as in the original table. Table C2 is a repeat of the Table C1 for only those projects that were still under military control as of 2009.

The initial order of the table matches that of the printed table. You can sort the table on any column in ascending or descending order by clicking on the desired heading once or twice. The most useful sorts are by County, Location, O.P. Number, and Funds. The O.P. Number indicates the WPA record at the National Archive where details about the project (if any) can be found on microfilm or paper files.

It will be noted that none of the WPA projects in Table 2 involve direct involvement in shipbuilding or other war-related manufacturing[1].

References
  1. Report on Progress of the WPA Program, Work Projects Administration, 30 June 1940: "The ERA Act of 1935 and subsequent appropriation acts definitely prohibited the use of WPA funds for munitions, warships, or instruments of war, but permitted the construction and improvement of buildings and airports and other types of construction and nonconstruction work on military or naval reserversions ... Many projects operated by the WPA had been sponsored by the War and Navy Departments, the Coast Guard, and the National Guard."
Table 2:  New York City entries from Table C1
State County City Location Description of Project O.P. Number Total All Funds Sponsor
NY New York New York Admin Prepare drawings and plans of emergency military structures 765-97-3-9 31,650.00 Chief of Engineers, War Department
NY New York New York Admin Prepare drawings and plans of emergency military structures 765-97-45 993,513.00 U.S. Army, Officer in Charge, Engineer Reproduction Plant
NY New York New York Admin Check, compute, correct, and adjust field data 165-2-97-73 1,484,455.00 U.S. Department of Commerce, Coast and Geodetic Survey, U.S. War Department, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer
NY New York New York Admin Prepare technical handbooks 165-2-97-81 123,065.00 War Department, Military Intelligence Division G-2
NY New York New York Admin Prepare a personal record file of all reserve officers 65-2-97-16 1,393.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY New York New York Admin Compile and draft strategic maps of the U.S. 65-2-97-18 65,994.00 Engineer Reproduction Plant, Corps of Engineers, U.S. War Department
NY New York New York Admin Compile technical literature and illustrative material on soil conservation 165-2-97-23 79,454.00 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service
NY New York New York Admin Prepare technical handbooks 65-2-97-41 87,929.00 U.S. Army, Military Intelligence, Division U - 2
NY New York New York Admin Tabulate data and complete records 65-2-97-56 130,109.00 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
NY New York New York Admin Check, adjust data obtained of field surveys 165-2-97-43 143,577.00 War Department
NY New York New York Admin Provide employment for needy professional, educational, and clerical persons 365-97-3-25 12,118.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Armory Alter and repair arsenal 165-97-2X01 88,560.00 Adjutant General, State of New York, Division of Military and Naval Affairs
NY New York New York Armory 212th CA 65-87-395    
NY New York New York Armory Repairs and alterations to armories 65-97-376    
NY New York New York Armory 165th Infantry 65-97-388    
NY New York New York Armory Squad A - 101st Cavalry 65-97-396    
NY New York New York Armory 1st Sat. Naval Militia 65-97-597    
NY New York New York Armory 102nd Med. Reg. 65-97-891    
NY Queens New York Armory 104th Field Artillery 65-97-402    
NY Queens New York Armory 4th Bn Naval Militia 65-97-403    
NY Richmond New York Armory Cavalry Headquarters Brigade 65-97-399   National Guard 101st Cavalry of New York State
NY Richmond New York Armory 33rd Fleet Division 65-97-400    
NY Richmond New York Armory Extension of Armory facilities 65-97-578    
NY Kings New York Army -unknown Rehabilitate buildings, utilities, facilities, roads, and railroads 165-2-97-95 314,500.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Army -unknown Rehabilitate buildings, utilities, facilities, roads, and railroads 265-2-97-17 2,769,100.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Army -unknown Repair and rehabilitate buildings 265-97-2012 1,514,022.00 U.S. Army - War Department - 2nd Corps Area
NY Kings New York Army -unknown Repair and rehabilitate buildings 265-97-9001 395,000.00 U.S. Army - 2nd Corps Area (Q.M.C.)
NY New York New York Army -unknown Alter and rehabilitate U.S. Army building on Whitehall Street, including modernizing water system and plumbing, removing old and installing new plumbing fixtures, painting, doing electrical work, placing metal partitions, improving roof and fire escapes 765-97-2-27 23,430.00 District Engineer, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A.
NY New York New York Army -unknown Repair buildings, grounds, and utilities 265-97-200X 964,000.00 U.S. Army - 2nd Corps Area (Q.M.C.)
NY Queens New York Army -unknown Repair and rehabilitation of buildings, roads, systems, grounds, and utilities 165-97-2000 72,000.00 U.S. Army - 2nd Corps Area (Q.M.C.)
NY Queens New York Army -unknown Rehabilitate and improve buildings, facilities, and grounds 265-2-97-10 611,161.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Army -unknown Make general improvements to grounds 265-2-97-4 156,900.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Army -unknown Repair and rehabilitate buildings 265-97-2002 180,000.00 U.S. Army - 2nd Corps Area (Q.M.C.)
NY Queens New York Army -unknown Repair and rehabilitate buildings 265-97-2009 284,924.00 U.S. Army - War Department - 2nd Corps Area
NY Queens New York Army -unknown Improve buildings and grounds 565-97-2-4 210,000.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Unknown New York Army -unknown Improve grounds, utilities, roads, and walks 365-97-2-12 881,958.00 Quartermaster, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Richmond New York Auxiliary flying field Improve auxiliary flying field 365-97-2-6 120,000.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Air Station Improve and protect facilities 165-3-97-75 10,090.00 U.S. Treasury Department, Coast Guard
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Construct and improve buildings, structures, and facilities. 109-3-97-14 1,515,000.00 Navy Dept. - Bureau of Yards and Docks
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Construct and improve buildings, utilities, structures, and facilities. 109-3-97-27 75,000.00 Navy Department, Bureau of Yards and Docks
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Construct and improve buildings, distributing systems, waterfront structures, tracks, pavements, and transportation facilities 665-97-2-3 300,000.00 Commanding Officer, Brooklyn Navy Yard, U.S. Navy
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Improve and rehabilitate buildings, facilities, and utilities, including distributing systems, tracks, pavements, transportation facilities, and shop and storage facilities, reconstructing Structural Shop and Pattern Shop floors and irrigation systems, extending electrical services to piers 709-2-38 700,000.00 Navy Department, Bureau of Yards and Docks
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Make improvements at the Navy Yard, including construction of turret assembly facilities, improving outside electric distribution system and shipbuilding ways No.2 709-2-9 1,072,000.00 Navy Department, Bureau of Yards and Docks
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Rehabilitate and improve buildings, facilities, grounds, and utilities 765-97-2-11 365,200.00 Commanding Officer, Brooklyn Navy Yard, U.S. Navy
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Underpin buildings, reconstruct pavement, and rehabilitate buildings. 0X-3-97-XX 30,000.00 U.S. Navy Department
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Renovate and improve buildings and facilities and improve grounds 65-2-97-50 968,115.00 Commandant, Brooklyn Navy Yard, U.S. Navy
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Underpin buildings, reconstruct pavement, and rehabilitate buildings. XX-X-97-12 524,700.00 Navy Department, Bureau of Yards and Docks
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Army Base Construct addition building and improve buildings, utilities, and grounds. 265-3-97-43 88,728.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Cemetery Make general improvements to cemetery 365-97-2-15 110,000.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Floyd Bennett Field Improvements at Naval Aviation Patrol Base 165-3-97-74 9,251.00 Commandant, 3rd Naval District, U.S. Navy
NY Kings New York Fort Hamilton Improve buildings, grounds, and facilities, including demolishing obsolete buildings, reconditioning roads and walks and water and sewer systems, regarding parade grounds landscaping, placing sewer pipe installing plumbing, heating, and electrical facilities, painting, plastering 765-97-2-21 827,699.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Fort Hamilton Construct NCO quarters at Fort Hamilton, including excavating, backfilling, installing plumbing, heating and electrical facilities, and painting 865-97-2-25 57,389.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Fort Hamilton Improve buildings and grounds 165-2-97-17 346,660.00 War Department
NY Kings New York Fort Hamilton Improve grounds 165-3-97-27 29,050.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Fort Hamilton Construct and improve facilities 165-3-97-58 24,475.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Fort Hamilton Make general improvements to buildings, facilities, and grounds 365-97-2-17 560,000.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New New York Fort Hamilton Construct vehicle sheds 65-3-97-52 22,460.00 Commanding Officer, Fort Hamilton, U.S. Army
NY New York New York Fort Jay Improve buildings and grounds by constructing barracks, NCO quarters, roads, sidewalks, and utilities, grading, improving roads, sidewalks and utilities, landscaping 713-2-21 1,000,000.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army, and War Department
NY New York New York Fort Jay Complete the construction of a theater at Fort Jay 713-2-22 111,000.00 Commanding Officer, Fort Jay, and War Department
NY New York New York Fort Jay Recondition and make general improvements to buildings, facilities, utilities, and grounds, including demolition, landscaping, installing heating, plumbing, and electrical facilities, and insulation 765-97-2-15 1,275,033.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY New York New York Fort Jay Construct radio building 113-3-97-83 24,000.00 War Department
NY New York New York Fort Jay NY New York New York Fort Jay Improve buildings, grounds, utility systems, roads and walks, and landscape 165-2-97-16 457,964.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY New York New York Fort Jay Construct bakery, fire station, quarters, and alter existing buildings 165-3-97-70 162,374.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, Fort Jay
NY New York New York Fort Jay Rehabilitate and improve buildings, grounds, utility systems, roads, walks, and landscape 265-2-97-7 569,100.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY New York New York Fort Jay Repair and rehabilitate buildings 265-97-2007 1,619,323.00 U.S. Army - War Department - 2nd Corps Area, Fort Jay
NY New York New York Fort Jay Rehabilitate and make improvements to buildings, facilities, and grounds 365-97-2-16 1,050,940.00 Commanding Officer, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY New York New York Fort Jay Construct garage 65-3-97-49 11,213.00 Commanding Officer, Fort Jay, U.S. Army
NY New York New York Fort Jay Improve buildings and grounds 765-97-2-15 1,275,035.00 War Department
NY New York New York Fort Jay Repair and rehabilitate buildings 265-97-2008 1,949,343.00 U.S. Army - War Department - 2nd Corps Area
NY Bronx New York Fort Schuyler Make improvements to buildings and grounds of the New York State Merchant Marine Academy at fort Schuyler, including remodeling buildings and old fortifications, reconditioning sea wall, extending heating and sewer systems, and water mains and roads, constructing piers, dredging, grading, landscaping, installing street lighting facilities 765-97-2-5 700,000.00 Governor, State of New York
NY Queens New York Fort Tilden Rehabilitate and improve buildings, utilities, facilities, and grounds, including landscaping, constructing and reconstructing buildings, roads, curbs, gutters and walks, installing electrical systems, demolishing roads, facilities, and obsolete buildings, eradicating poison ivy 765-97-2-16 935,081.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Tilden Construct buildings, for use as officers and NCO quarters, and playground facilities, including plumbing, heating, and electrical facilities 865-97-2-22 91,700.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Tilden Rehabilitate and improve buildings, facilities, utilities, and grounds 165-2-97-80 213,588.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, Fort Tilden
NY Queens New York Fort Tilden Fort Tilden Construct and improve buildings, utilities, facilities, and grounds 165-3-97-23 96,504.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Tilden Construct and improve buildings, utilities, facilities, and grounds 165-3-97-25 712,159.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Tilden Construct mobilization building 165-3-97-53 6,964.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Construct and improve buildings, utilities, facilities and grounds 165-3-97-55 154,260.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Complete the construction of theatre and bulkhead 713-2-33 58,200.00 Commanding Officer, Fort Totten, and War Department
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Improve buildings, grounds, and facilities, including reconditioning roads and lighting, sewer, and drainage systems; landscaping excavating backfilling installingsystems; landscaping, excavating, backfilling, installing plumbing and heating facilities, painting, planting, pruning, and treat trees, placing curbs and gutters, doing demolition work, and plastering 765-97-2-19 697,185.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Construct sewerage disposal plant, main sewer trunk lines 765-97-2-24 154,851.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Rehabilitate, alter, and make additions to building, grounds and facilities, including reconstructing docks and seawalls, installing sanitary and storm sewer and lighting systems, improving utilities, landscaping, grading, and making general ground improvements, painting 765-97-2-4 505,789.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Rehabilitate buildings and improve grounds and utility systems 165-2-97-18 454,000.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Construct barracks 65-3-97-17 92,414.00 Commanding Officer, Fort Totten, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Construct storage houses and recreational buildings 65-3-97-47 42,816.00 U.S. Army, Constructing Quartermaster, Fort Totten
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Construct motor vehicle sheds 65-3-97-53 19,023.00 Commanding Officer, Fort Totten, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Improve existing bridge. 65-2-21-233 10,540.00 Commanding Officer, Fort Totten, U.S. Army
NY Queens New York Fort Totten Construct utilities. 13-3-97-41 100,000.00 War Departmen
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Improve roads and walks, and landscape 165-2-97-19 372,630.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Improve facilities 265-2-97-8 178,880.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Construct and improve facilities. 265-3-97-15 15,790.00 U.S. Navy, Coast Guard
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Construct trespass-proof jetty. 265-3-97-5 17,550.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Repair buildings, grounds, and utilities 265-97-2004 88,000.00 U.S. Army 2nd Corps Area (Q.M.C.)
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Repair and rehabilitate buildings 265-97-2006 156,193.00 U.S. Army-War Department-2nd Corps Area
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Repair and rehabilitate buildings 265-97-4000 85,000.00 U.S. Army-2nd Corps Area (Q.M.C.)
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Repair and rehabilitate buildings 265-97-4001 20,000.00 U.S. Army, 2nd Corps Area (Q.M.C.)
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Rehabilitate and alter buildings, grounds, and utilities 365-97-2-13 480,000.00 Quartermaster, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Reconstruct, rehabilitate, and make general improvements to buildings, facilities, and utilities, seawalls, and grounds 765-97-2-10 711,980.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Richmond New York Fort Wadsworth Construct oil storage house, scale house, and coal hoppers, and construct roadway 865-97-2-23 43,191.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY New York New York General construction Construct R.O.T.C. building 165-1-97-65 96,880.00 Mayor, City of New York
NY Richmond New York Miller Field 27th Division Air Service 65-97-384    
NY Richmond New York Miller Field Improve Miller Field Airport by landscaping grounds, reconditioning buildings, roads, lighting, sewers and drainage systems (2 projects) 765-97-2-1 596,606.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Richmond New York Miller Field Rehabilitate and improve buildings, facilities, and grounds, including reconditioning buildings, roads, lighting, sewers and drainage systems, demolishing obsolete buildings, landscaping grounds, regrading flying fields 765-97-2-18 1,071,109.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Richmond New York Miller Field Construct and improve buildings 165-3-97-64 43,002.00 War Department
NY Richmond New York Miller Field & Fort Wadsworth Construct and improve facilities 165-3-97-26 75,570.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York National Cemetery Improve and rehabilitate grounds at Cypress Hills National Cemetery, including raising headstones, landscaping, excavating, backfilling, improving and painting fences 765-97-2-20 162,757.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York National Cemetery Improve and rehabilitate grounds and buildings at cemetery 265-97-8000 110,000.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Naval Hospital Improve buildings and grounds at hospital 165-2-97-76 420,515.00 Commandant, 3rd Naval District, U.S. Navy
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Naval Hospital, Naval Clothing Depot Alter and remodel building, improve grounds and utilities throughout Naval District 765-97-2-3 40,000.00 Commanding Officer, 3rd Naval District, U.S. Navy
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Naval Hospital, Naval Clothing Depot Alter and remodel building, improve grounds and utilities throughout Naval District 765-97-2-7 495,243.00 Commanding Officer, 3rd Naval District, U.S. Navy
NY Bronx New York Naval Reserve Center Construct Naval Reserve Center 165-1-97-96 285,200.00 Governor, State of New York
NY Bronx New York Navy -unknown Construct buildings, facilities, utilities, and grounds 265-3-97-54 352,922.00 Commandant, 3rd Naval District, U.S. Navy
NY Kings New York Navy -unknown Rehabilitate docks 165-2-97-67 63,185.00 Commandant, 3rd Naval District, U.S. Navy
NY Kings New York Navy -unknown Construct and improve buildings and facilities 165-3-97-90 121,540.00 Commandant, 3rd Naval District, U.S. Navy
NY Kings New York New York General Depot Complete the installation of storm mains at the Depot 713-2-20 10,000.00 Commanding Officer, New York General Depot, and g , p, [sic] War Department
NY Kings New York Brooklyn Navy Yard Rehabilitate and improve structures, facilities, and grounds 165-2-97-91 1,460,000.00 Commandant, New York (Brooklyn) Navy Yard, U.S. Navy
NY Kings New York New York Port of Embarkation Rewarehouse Army supplies 165-2-97-33 971,526.00 War Department
NY Kings New York New York Port of Embarkation Rehabilitate buildings and improve grounds and utility services 165-2-97-41 333,581.00 Commanding Officer, Port of Embarkation, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York New York Port of Embarkation Construct house, sidewalks, fences, and retaining walls 165-3-97-28 138,600.00 Commanding Officer, Port of Embarkation, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York New York Port of Embarkation Rewarehouse supplies 165-3-97-33 144,426.00 Commanding Officer, Port of Embarkation, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York New York Port of Embarkation Increase facilities 165-3-97-57 165,199.00 Commanding Officer, Port of Embarkation, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York New York Port of Embarkation Improve buildings and grounds 565-97-2-3 1,020,000.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York New York Port of Embarkation Rehabilitate and improve buildings, grounds, and utilities, including landscaping, recondition and relocating railroad facilities (2 projects) 765-97-2-9 843,848.00 Commanding General, 2nd Corps Area, U.S. Army, and Commanding Officer, Port of Embarkation
NY Kings New York New York Port of Embarkation Improve buildings and facilities 365-97-2-14 340,000.00 Commanding Officer, Port of Embarkation, U.S. Army
NY Kings New York Roads Construct access road 165-3-97-62 16,143.00 Commandant, 3rd Naval District
NY New York New York Survey Analyze and summarize information 265-2-97-18 233,383.00 Securities and Exchange Commission
NY New York New York Survey Design and prepare plans and drawings 165-2-97-47 166,723.00 War Department
NY New York New York Survey Prepare, compute, and check mathematical tables 265-2-97-11 840,476.00 U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Standards
NY New York New York Survey Design and prepare drawings of emergency military structures 65-2-97-20 181,568.00 Chief of Engineers, War Department, U.S. Army
NY New York New York Training ship Alter and rehabilitate U.S. Naval Training Ship "Illinois" at 135th Street and North [Hudson] River, including installing water lines, heating lines, ventilating ducts, and electrical work, replacing toilet and other partitions, tile floors and roofing, painting boat and superstructures 765-97-2-8 63,300.00 Commandant, 3rd Naval District, U.S. Navy
NY Bronx New York Veterans Administration Rehabilitate, alter, and improve buildings, facilities, utilities, and grounds 165-2-97-92 640,131.00 U.S. Veteran's Administration
NY Kings New York   Improve facilities. 265-3-97-25 70,500.00 U.S. Treasury Department, Coast Guard
NY Kings, Queens, Richmond     Construct and improve buildings faculties, utilities, and grounds. 265-3-97-32 1,260,000.00 Commandant, 3rd Naval District, U.S. Navy
NY Queens New York   Construct and improve facilities. 265-3-97-27 53,180.00 U.S. Navy, Coast Guard

Methodology:  The PDF Report-3 and -4 files were uploaded to Linux. A utility 'pdftotext' exists there that extracts text from PDF files, but the results for tabular material are hopelessly scrambled. Therefore each New York City table entry was copied with the mouse from the PDF document and pasted into an EMACS buffer, set to "auto-fill off" and a fill-column of 1000 so the rows would not "auto-wrap". As usual with copy-paste from PDFs, a line break appeared after every word and also around every hyphen. Each entry was then manually "filled" into a single long line and then a slash character (/) was inserted between each field. This was a manual operation for the first four columns and automated for the last four with an EMACS macro, which (among other things) identified the O.P. number and removed spaces from it. Then a program was written to turn the slash-separated fields into HTML table rows and columns. Extracting all the New York City entries took about six hours. To convert all of Table C1 to HTML would probably take two or three full days using this method.