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Fox State Forest – Hillsboro NH

Date added: April 27, 2017

According to a 1935 report of the New Hampshire Forestry Commission, the New Deal assisted in the initial development of the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest (Fox Forest) which has been the State of New Hampshire’s forest research… read more

CCC Camp – Tongass, Annette Island, AK

Date added: April 26, 2017

“The organizational structure of the CCC in Alaska was somewhat similar to the way in which the Indian Emergency Conservation Work program was organized in the Lower 48. Men were generally older in the Alaskan CCC program, they lived closer… read more

Alaska Pioneer Home – Sitka, AK

Date added: April 26, 2017

“Alaska became a Territory in 1912 and in August of that year a bill was introduced by Sitka’s Representative, Arthur G. Shoup, to appropriate $10,000 and establish the Alaska Pioneer Home at Sitka. The Navy Department gave permission to use… read more

Ala Moana Park Landscape Design – Honolulu HI

Date added: April 26, 2017

Excerpts from Weyeneth, Robert, Ala Moana: The People’s Park: “Territorial relief funds enabled the city to start laying out the site in 1931, but it was federal assistance beginning in 1933 that brought the park to an attractive, functional condition. The… read more

Territorial Hospital – Käne‘ohe, HI

Date added: April 26, 2017

The PWA built several facilities for the Territorial Hospital complex. Initially, the hospital accommodated patients from the Oahu Insane Asylum, founded by King Kamehameha IV in 1866 on the Iolani Palace grounds in Honolulu.1 The Territorial Hospital expanded and later became the Hawaii State… read more

Brunswick Executive Airport – Brunswick ME

Date added: April 24, 2017

The Brunswick airport was originally built in 1935 by the Maine Emergency Relief Administration, a state division of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration after a survey of airports in the state by Capt. Harry M. Jones with the intention of… read more

VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center – North Hills CA

Date added: April 24, 2017

The WPA helped with a few projects at this Veterans Health Care facility in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Ongoing Projects Proj. 9870 – Veterans Admin. Facil. Improve Grounds San Fernando – Federal Funds $15,815 – Men employed… read more

Olive View Hospital – Sylmar CA

Date added: April 24, 2017

In 1920, a tuberculosis sanitarium was established in Sylmar, and was soon acclaimed to be one of the best such hospitals in the United States. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) helped with landscaping, receiving  $7,657 in federal funds. 33 men were… read more

Ice Skating Arena – Thief River Falls MN

Date added: April 24, 2017

Built by the WPA in 1936 as an ice skating and hockey rink. The arena is still being used today, it is referred to as the “Old Thief River Falls Arena.”  

Department of Purchase Warehouse – New York City, NY

Date added: April 21, 2017

In 1937, “the Works Progress Administration built a low art moderne warehouse for the New York City Department of Purchase, directly under the Brooklyn Bridge and opposite Pete’s Downtown. Approved by the New York City Art Commission, it was designed… read more

Los Angeles General Hospital – Los Angeles CA

Date added: April 20, 2017

Today known as LAC & USC Medical Center, construction of this iconic Art Deco style hospital by the City of Los Angeles was completed in 1932. The WPA was involved in a few projects at the facility. Ongoing: Proj. 7241… read more

Stained Glass Windows – West Point NY

Date added: April 20, 2017

In 1936, George Pearse Ennis completed this stained glass window, entitled, “Life of Washington,” for the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project (WPA/FAP). It was installed in Washington Hall, the Mess Hall of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.