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Augusta City Farm/Poor Farm (demolished) – Augusta ME

Date added: November 14, 2018

“During the winter of 1934-35, Augusta city officials called upon the ERA to assist in repairing the City Farm. This called for a tremenduous [sic] amount of material and labor but an agreement was made by the two parties whereby… read more

Winslow High Athletic Field – Winslow ME

Date added: November 12, 2018

“The Winslow High School, with a modern building costing nearly $175,000, had no satisfactory grounds for athletic contests. The lot upon which the High School was built was very uneven, a brook and gully running through the middle. The town… read more

Quimby Field – Gardiner ME

Date added: November 12, 2018

“The Quimby Athletic Field of Gardiner was enlarged to make a combination baseball and football field at a cost of $17,257.08 of which $1,368.50 was spent for material. There were 11,700 cubic yards of earth moved and 300 cubic yards… read more

Latimer County Courthouse – Wilburton OK

Date added: November 11, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built the Latimer County Courthouse in Wilburton. Contributor note: “The Latimer County Courthouse is located at the intersection of N. Central and W. Ada. This is a beautiful two-story rock building that is painted a cream… read more

Alice Savage Elementary – Red Oak OK

Date added: November 11, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built the Alice Savage Elementary in Red Oak. Contributor note: “The Alice Savage Elementary School, located on North Main is a one-story coursed native sandstone building, with a flat roof on the classroom section and a… read more

Contra Costa County Jail Improvements – Martinez CA

Date added: November 10, 2018

In 1935, the Works Progress Administration completed major improvements to the County Jail in Martinez. The work also included improvements to the Contra Costa County Court House and the Hall of Records. WPA Project No. 465-08-2-480, $14,888, Total Funds $18,785, App. Date 3-29-38,… read more

Contra Costa County Hall of Records Improvements – Martinez CA

Date added: November 10, 2018

The Works progress Administration completed major improvements in Martinez in 1935 for the Contra Costa Hall of Records. The project also included improvements to the Contra Costa County Court House and the County Jail. WPA Project No. 65-3-3333, $3,857, App. Date… read more

Contra Costa Court House Improvements – Martinez CA

Date added: November 10, 2018

The Works Progress Administration completed major improvements in Martinez in 1935 for the Contra Costa County Court House. The project also included improvements to the County Jail and the Hall of Records. WPA Project No. 65-3-3318, $9,008, App. Date 12-9-35, “Alterations… read more

Post Office (former) – Placerville CA

Date added: November 7, 2018

This classic Post Office building was constructed in 1940. “An article from the Mountain Democrat quotes Postmaster Joseph Scherer as having receipts of $28,928 for 1936 — an increase of more than a thousand dollars. “This continuing increase is a… read more

Oven Shelter – Jackson-Washington State Forest IN

Date added: November 6, 2018

The Civilian Conservation Corps built the Oven Shelter in the Jackson-Washington State Forest in Indiana. “This oven shelter in Jackson-Washington State Forest, featuring two fireplaces ovens and grills, was a typical New Deal-era structure in picnic groves.  The entire picnic grove… read more

Comanche Trail Park Amphitheatre – Big Spring TX

Date added: November 6, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a 6800 seat rock masonry amphitheatre in City Park (now Comanche Trail Park) in Big Spring, Texas between 1939 and 1940 under official project number 665-66-2-578.

Wagner Performing Arts Center – Monroe WA

Date added: November 6, 2018

The Wagner Performing Arts Center in Monroe, Washington was originally the auditorium of Monroe Junior High School, built in the late 1930s with the help of PWA grant funds. Construction of the auditorium and school began in September, 1938 and… read more

Wrights Lake Campground – El Dorado National Forest CA

Date added: November 4, 2018

WPA Project No. 265-5-3000, App. Date 10/26/36, $8,295, Total Funds $10,733, Average Employed 56, Sponsor: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, (Forest Service), “Improve and repair public camp grounds, including the construction of a masonry dam at the outlet of Wrights Lake,… read more

State Highway 78 Bridge – Bonham TX

Date added: November 4, 2018

SH 78 bridge at Red River is the only surviving K-Truss bridge in Texas. It has an overall length of 2,108 feet, and provides a crossing between Fannin County, Texas and Bryan County, Oklahoma. The “eight riveted K-truss through spans,… read more

Swimming Pool – Pearsall TX

Date added: November 4, 2018

The Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed a pool in Pearsall, Texas. The entrance to the pool area is marked. Rock wall, rock decorations at edge of pool, and rock wall on one side of pool filtering equipment. The pool is… read more