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Department of Public Works

Established in 1939, the Department of Public Works assumed the functions of the former Department of Plant & Structures and took over the responsibility for the maintenance of public buildings from the borough presidents. The 64 Kodachrome transparencies dating between 1939 and 1940 are some of the earliest color images in the Archives. They document all the major bridges and public buildings overseen by the DPW.

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