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School – Good Hope MS

Date added: September 23, 2018

The Good Hope community in Leake County was awarded a $9,816 grant and a $12,000 loan through the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. Project W1062 was approved November 14, 1935. Construction started May 13, 1936 and was completed January… read more

School – Cascilla MS

Date added: September 23, 2018

A one-story brick veneer school was completed as Public Works Administration project 3900, July 31, 1935. An $11,500 loan and a $5,371 grant were awarded on March 21, 1935. Construction began April 16, 1935. The total of the project came… read more

Hospital Annex (former) – Greenwood MS

Date added: September 23, 2018

A 2-story rear annex was constructed for the Greenwood Leflore Hospital as project W1134. A $15,827 grant was awarded Dec. 14, 1935 toward an estimated cost of $35,171. Construction began Feb. 2, 1936 and was completed Sep. 3, 1936. Construction… read more

10th Street and Dobbs Road Culverts – Harrah OK

Date added: September 23, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built culverts at the intersection of 10th Street and Dobbs Road in Harrah, in 1939. Contributor note: “These two culverts carry water run-off east-west under Dobbs Road, on each side of 10th Street. The culverts were built… read more

10th Street and Luther Road Culvert – Harrah OK

Date added: September 23, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a culvert at the intersection of 10th Street and Luther Road in Harrah, in 1939. Contributor note: “This culvert carries water east-west under Luther Road, on the south side of 10th Street. The culvert opening is… read more

Reno Avenue Culvert – Harrah OK

Date added: September 23, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a culvert on Reno Ave in Harrah, in 1941. Contributor note: “This culvert handles water run-off frm the drainage ditch on the north side of Reno Avenue. The water runs through the culvert north-south under Reno… read more

10th Street Culvert – Oklahoma County OK

Date added: September 21, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a culvert on 10th Street in Oklahoma County, in 1939. Contributor note: “This culvert is located about 200 feet east of the intersection of 10th Street and Peebly Road. This culvert carries water north-south from a small… read more

10th Street and Autumn Lane Culvert – Harrah OK

Date added: September 21, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a culvert at the intersection of 10thStreet and and Autumn Lane in Harrah, in 1939. Contributor note: “This culvert carries water run-off north-south under 10th Street, about two miles west of the town of Harrah…. read more

Mexico Academy and Central School – Mexico NY

Date added: September 15, 2018

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of facilities for the Mexico School in Mexico, NY. Excerpt from the Mexico Academy & Central School District, Mexico High School History: “On June 19, 1937, the cornerstone was laid for the new $500,000 high… read more

Evant High School Gymnasium/Auditorium – Evant TX

Date added: September 15, 2018

Large building along HWY-183 in Coryell County town of Evant. It is located next to a modern school building. Building is mainly rubble rock construction with brick accents. Has Evant engraved above the entrance. Has an outside metal staircase to… read more

Cotaco School Library – Somerville AL

Date added: September 15, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a vocational building for the Cotaco School. Correspondence with David Burleson, local source: “The last 8 pictures are of the Cotaco High School vocational building referred to in the 1938 work order […] At that… read more

Ocean Avenue Elementary School Murals – Portland ME

Date added: September 11, 2018

Two murals, “Fishing” and “Farming” painted in 1940 for the Nathan Clifford Elementary School and moved in 2012 to the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School that replaced it.

Community Activities Building – Eleanor WV

Date added: September 10, 2018

The structure initially housed community activities for the resettlement community in Eleanor. This is a long U-shaped side gable building designed in a roadside colonial design. It features double chimneys and had a center light tower that no longer exists.

Department of Highways: Putnam County Garage – Red House WV

Date added: September 9, 2018

Across West Virginia, the Department of Highways sponsored district headquarters and garages constructed by the Works Progress Administration. All utilized a similar airfoil design, a variation on the Quonset hut design. Built of stone.

Union High School – Junction City OR

Date added: September 7, 2018

Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Union High School in Junction City OR. Excerpt from “A History of Junction City High School”: “In 1934 because the Federal Government was offering Public Works Administration (PWA) grants for consolidation of… read more