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New Deal airports, schools, hospitals, post offices, art, highways and more are still in use 75 years after they were built. No city, town, or rural area was untouched by the New Deal.List sites by state or city »
Although most widely remembered for its construction and art projects, another of the WPA’s missions was putting unemployed historians and writers back to work. In Orange County, California, this materialized in the form of WPA Project #3105—an exhaustive chronicling of… Read More
Author Perdita Buchan has written a lovely encomium to Louis Kahn’s modernist houses set in the New Town of Jersey Homesteads (now Roosevelt) created by the New Deal’s Resettlement Administration. Along the way she extolls Kahn’s design for the Four… Read More
Read Ruth Gottstein’s scathing editorial in the SF Examiner on the need to keep Coit Tower and public parks free and open to the public. Gottstein is the 92-year-old daughter of Coit muralist Bernard Zakheim. She brilliantly connects the recent viral… Read More
Ever since the New Deal’s National Youth Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and a brief flurry of public-spiritedness during the Kennedy years, America has minimized both expectations and opportunities for public service. Fewer Americans than at any time in… Read More
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