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Cass Street Bridge – La Crosse WI

Date added: September 23, 2017

A New Deal federal aid project, what is now the westbound span of the Mississippi River Bridge in la Crosse, Wisconsin was constructed in 1939-1940. A plaque on the bridge reads: State Highway Commission of Wisconsin Bridge No 300 1939 Federal-Aid Project… read more

Sumner School Gymnasium Addition – Sumner OK

Date added: September 20, 2017

The Oklahoma National Register of Historic Places lists this sandstone gymnasium as having been added to the Sumner School by the Federal Work Projects Administration (WPA) in 1940-1941. The gymnasium “features a hipped barrel roof.” The Waymarking site for the gymnasium… read more

National Guard Armory – Perry OK

Date added: September 20, 2017

In 1936, the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed construction of an armory in Perry, Oklahoma in order to support the equipment storage and training needs of the Perry Unit of the Oklahoma Army National Guard. In 2011 the Armory was… read more

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Repairs – St. Thomas VI

Date added: September 17, 2017

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civil Works Administration carried out “repairs and renewals work at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (now J. Antonio Jarvis School) on St. Thomas.

Windsor Halls – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of Windsor Halls was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $247,500 grant. The total project cost was $604,813. Construction occurred between Nov. 1937 and Sept. 1938. PWA Docket No. IN [W]1368.

Memorial Union Addition – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of an addition to the Purdue Memorial Union was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $56,200 grant. The total project cost was $163,272. Construction occurred between Dec. 1935 and Sept. 1936. PWA Docket No. IN… read more

Hovde Hall of Administration – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of the Hovde Hall of Administration was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $151,875 grant. The total project cost was $372,577. Construction occurred between Dec. 1935 and Jan. 1937. PWA Docket No. IN [W]1001

Purdue University – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Multiple New Deal agencies: the Public Works Administration (P.W.A.), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.), Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), and National Youth Administration (N.Y.A.) left an indelible imprint on Purdue University with many notable construction and improvement projects. Robert Topping: [Purdue University… read more

Lambert Fieldhouse – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of Lambert Fieldhouse was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $293,000 grant. The total project cost was $712,164. Construction occurred between Dec. 1936 and Nov. 1937. PWA Docket No. IN [W]1018

Town Hall – Thorntown IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

“Thorntown acquired a new town hall, built with labor provided by the FERA.”

Purdue University Airport – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Sometimes misattributed to the WPA, early development of this, the first university-owned airport in the country, was undertaken by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). FERA also built a hangar for the airport.

Street Cars – Indianapolis IN

Date added: September 13, 2017

The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) supplied an “unprecedented” $3,120,000 loan to Charles W. Chase to “expand further the Indianapolis [street car] system and buy even more state-of-the-art cars.” These efforts helped increase patronage of the street car system by 25%,… read more