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Rohner Park Improvements – Fortuna CA

Date added: June 11, 2021

In 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA), in concert with the city, developed the Municipal Park of Fortuna – now known as Rohner Park.  By 1940, the WPA was part of the reorganized Federal Works Agency (later to become the… read more

Rohner Park Rodeo Grounds – Fortuna CA

Date added: June 10, 2021

In 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) developed the rodeo grounds at the Municipal Park, now Rohner Park, in Fortuna.  WPA relief workers built the grandstand, judges stand, concession stands, restrooms and more – most of which appear to still… read more

Fire Water Supply System – Loleta CA

Date added: June 10, 2021

In 1941, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a fire-fighting water supply system, including underground pipes and surface hydrants, for the small, dairy center of Loleta in the Eel River delta area. Although it is usually impossible to verify such… read more

Peugh Road Improvement – Loleta CA

Date added: June 10, 2021

In 1937, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) widened, graded and paved Peugh Road on the outskirts of the small dairy town of Loleta, in the Eel River delta area.   A visit in 2021 showed that Peugh Road has changed… read more

Humboldt County Fairground Improvements – Ferndale CA

Date added: June 8, 2021

In 1939, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) approved several improvements at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds on the north edge of Ferndale CA. According to the WPA project card, the work entailed moving the pavilion and stock buildings, improving the grandstand… read more

Firemen’s Park Improvements – Ferndale CA

Date added: June 8, 2021

In 1941-42, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) made major improvements to the Municipal Park in Ferndale, today known as the Firemen’s Park.  According to the WPA project card, the improvements consisted of building a softball field with bleachers, reconstructing a… read more

Milwaukie City Hall – Milwaukie OR

Date added: June 8, 2021

A Public Works Administration (PWA) grant provided approximately forty-four percent of the cost of constructing Milwaukie’s City Hall in 1938. The simple Moderne style structure included space for the city’s fire department as well as meeting the city’s need for… read more

Ezel High School Improvements – Ezel KY

Date added: June 6, 2021

The National Youth Administration completed improvements at the Ezel High School. A team of 18 NYA boys remodeled an old residence that was converted in the science building. The crew consolidated the foundation, added a sewer line to the street,… read more

Sebasticook Bridge – Clinton ME

Date added: June 5, 2021

The Sebasticook Bridge is a 194 foot Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals over the Sebasticook River on Pleasant Street in Clinton Maine. It was one of 26 bridges in March 1936 severely damaged or destroyed by a 500… read more

Village Bridge – Detroit ME

Date added: June 5, 2021

The Village Bridge is 94 foot Warren pony truss bridge over East Branch Sebasticook River on ME 69/ME 220 in Detroit Maine. It was one of 26 bridges that were badly damaged or destroyed by a 500 year flood in… read more

Chehalem Cultural Center (Central School) – Newberg OR

Date added: June 3, 2021

As indicated by the Newberg Area Historical Society marker on site, a $15,000 Public Works Administration (PWA) grant allowed the Newberg School District to secure a $35,000 bond to build this brick building, occupied currently by the Chehalem Cultural Center…. read more

Courthouse Improvements – Grenada MS

Date added: May 30, 2021

Grenada County was approved for WPA project 40079 for rehabilitation of the 1885 courthouse. The project was allotted $11,308 to include improving the boiler room, plastering, painting, and improving floors along with rearranging office space. The Grenada County Board of… read more