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    Old Pinetop Jail – Pinetop-Lakeside AZ

    Date added: April 19, 2024; Modified: April 19, 2024

    Built in 1935 by the Works Progress Administration. Moved from Clare Ln in Pinetop in 1988. Donations Made by First Interstate Bank, JTPA Youth, and The People of Pinetop-Lakeside to Preserve Pinetop’s History. History: It appears that the jail of… read more

    CCC Camp S-88 – Townsend MA

    Date added: April 18, 2024; Modified: April 19, 2024

    The Civilian Conservation Corps, established Camp S-88 on the east side of the Townsend State Forest, in Townsend, MA in 1935. The CCC worked on reclaiming fire-damaged areas. The camp no longer exists, though there are reports that cellars associated… read more

    Site of the old granite quarry, near former CCC Camp S-82

    CCC Camp S-82, Company 1139 – Townsend MA

    Date added: April 18, 2023; Modified: April 18, 2024

    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the CCC Camp S-82, Company 1139, in Townsend, MA, starting on August 1st, 1935. Camp S-82 was located near an old granite quarry off Old Turnpike Road and the Boston and Maine Railroad tracks,… read more

    Birch Creek Camp – Dillon MT

    Date added: March 13, 2024; Modified: April 15, 2024

    The Birch Creek Camp was located in Beaverhead County. The ranger station was on Birch Creek, about two miles above the campsite. A group of twenty-five Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers and one officer were first taken to the site… read more

    W.P.A. Plaque

    Ness City Public Library – Ness City KS

    Date added: April 9, 2024; Modified: April 9, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration built the Ness City Public Library in Ness City KS. This building originally housed the Ness City Fire Department, the Ness City city office, and the Ness City Public Library. It now is the location of… read more

    Facade facing 26th Street.

    Berwyn Health Center – Berwyn IL

    Date added: March 30, 2024; Modified: April 9, 2024

    This monumental building was constructed in 1939 for  offices of the Berwyn Township’s Public Health District.  It was funded in part by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (i.e., the PWA). It was designed by Berwyn resident Vladimir Novak… read more

    El Monte Clubhouse – Ogden UT

    Date added: November 22, 2016; Modified: April 9, 2024

    The historic El Monte Clubhouse in Ogden, Utah was constructed as part of a New Deal project by Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). These agencies precede the Works Progress Administration (WPA), to which the building… read more

    El Dorado Bandshell – El Dorado KS

    Date added: April 2, 2024; Modified: April 2, 2024

    The brick and concrete band shell is a concert and public performance stage constructed in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

    San Diego County Administration Center, exterior

    San Diego County Administration Center – San Diego CA

    Date added: September 11, 2010; Modified: April 1, 2024

    Originally the San Diego Civic Center (now the County Administration Center), it was built on 19 acres of filled tidelands. Inscribed on the portal is the motto: ‘The Noblest Motive is the Public Good’. FDR dedicated the civic center on… read more

    Municipal Building, Marion, KS

    Municipal Offices and Auditorium – Marion KS

    Date added: March 31, 2024; Modified: March 31, 2024

    The Public Works Administration funded the construction of municipal offices and auditorium for the City of Marion, Kansas. It still serves this purpose.

    Wichita State University: Wilner Auditorium – Wichita KS

    Date added: March 30, 2024

    Originally called the Auditorium and Commons Building, this 553-seat auditorium was built in 1938 with Public Works Administration funding. It’s named for George Wilner, the first head of Wichita State’s speech and theater department. It is still in use.

    Father Junipero Serra statue in front of Ventura city hall

    Father Junipero Serra Sculpture – Ventura CA

    Date added: March 25, 2024; Modified: March 27, 2024

    John Palo-Kangas created a 14-foot concrete sculpture of Father Junipero Serra in 1937 for the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The sculpture stood for more than 50 years until it was replaced in 1989. Wilbur Robottom… read more

    Lido Beach Casino (demolished) – Sarasota FL

    Date added: April 18, 2015; Modified: March 27, 2024

    Herald-Tribune: “In the late 1930s, with financial aid of the Works Progress Administration, the city of Sarasota built the Lido Beach Casino. Designed by Ralph Twitchell, the “grandfather of the Sarasota school of architecture,” the art deco-style “palace” boasted a… read more