1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 15, 2021 1:15 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking WPA contracts awarded to Samuel Plato

    Jenifer Meyer Newbie

      I am seeking information Samuel Plato, an African-American contractor who had 40+ post office and defense housing contracts in the 1930's and 40's in multiple states. Looking for copies of the contracts, if they still exist. I believe the contracts were all part of the WPA program. Any guidance is very much appreciated!


      This is a list of some of the post offices/housing projects I am seeking, but I do not believe this is a complete list. I apologize, the table did not paste well, but I think it is still understandable.


      1900Purce Store & Post OfficeBardstown RdBardstownKY
      1905Soldier's HomeMarionIN
      1906Workers' Housing10th & Boots StMarionIN
      1907U.S. Post Office202 W Main StMarionIN
      1931U.S. Post Office524 Main StMorgantownWV
      1935U.S. Post OfficeCooperstownNY
      1936U.S. Post OfficeGoshenNY
      1936U.S. Post OfficeFredoniaNY
      1937U.S. Post OfficeEast RochesterNY
      1937U.S. Post OfficeHamiltonNY
      1938U.S. Post OfficeHomerNY
      1939U.S. Post OfficeAngolaNY
      1940U.S. Post OfficeColdwaterOH
      1941Sparrows Pt. Defense HousingSparrows Pt.MD
      1941U.S. Post Office130 E Main StFrankfortNY
      1942Curtis Wright Defense Plant HousingPopular Level RdLouisvilleKY
      1948Midway & Wake DormitoriesWashingtonDC
      U.S. Post Office230 E Chestnut StCoatesvillePA
      U.S. Post Office400 Well St NEDecaturAL
      U.S. Post Office130 E Main StFrankfortNY
      U.S. Post Office121 Valley StNew PhiladelphiaPA
      U.S. Post Office301 Memorial PkwyPhillipsburgNJ
      U.S. Post Office189 E Main StXeniaOH
      Westover SubdivisionS Western Pkwy opp. Chickasaw ParkLouisvilleKY
      First United Baptist ChurchWabashIN
      Swallow-Robin Residence HallUplandIN
      United Brethren ChurchS Meridian StPortlandIN
      State ArmoryZanesvilleOH