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William A. Wirt School – Gary IN

Date added: June 27, 2018

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of a public school in Gary in 1939. The structure was altered with an addition in the 1960s.

United States Penitentiary – Terre Haute IN

Date added: April 9, 2018

United States Penitentiary Terre Haute was built between 1938 and 1940. The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce raised $50,000 to buy the land. The Public Works Administration largely funded the $3,000,000 cost for the facility. It took 125,000 person-days to… read more

Windsor Halls – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of two of the Windsor Halls: Wood Hall and Shealy Hall, was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $247,500 grant. The total project cost was $604,813. PWA Docket No. IN [W]1368.

Memorial Union Addition – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of an addition to the Purdue Memorial Union was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $56,200 grant. The total project cost was $163,272. Construction occurred between Dec. 1935 and Sept. 1936. PWA Docket No. IN… read more

Hovde Hall of Administration – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of the Hovde Hall of Administration was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $151,875 grant. The total project cost was $372,577. Construction occurred between Dec. 1935 and Jan. 1937. PWA Docket No. IN [W]1001

Purdue University – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Multiple New Deal agencies: the Public Works Administration (P.W.A.), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.), Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), and National Youth Administration (N.Y.A.) left an indelible imprint on Purdue University with many notable construction and improvement projects. Robert Topping: [Purdue University… read more

Lambert Fieldhouse – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of Lambert Fieldhouse was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $293,000 grant. The total project cost was $712,164. Construction occurred between Dec. 1936 and Nov. 1937. PWA Docket No. IN [W]1018

Street Cars – Indianapolis IN

Date added: September 13, 2017

The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) supplied an “unprecedented” $3,120,000 loan to Charles W. Chase to “expand further the Indianapolis [street car] system and buy even more state-of-the-art cars.” These efforts helped increase patronage of the street car system by 25%,… read more

Indiana State Fairgrounds: Coliseum – Indianapolis IN

Date added: September 13, 2017

“Architect Merritt Harrison considered this building his finest creation. PWA (Public Works Administration) funds made it possible for the Fair Board to build this structure, which was to be a “Livestock Pavilion.” Harrison used tan brick and Indiana limestone on… read more

Indiana State Fairgrounds Development – Indianapolis IN

Date added: September 13, 2017

Multiple New Deal agencies: the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) and the Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) contributed to the development of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Projects included the Coliseum, WPA Barns, and a WPA Tunnel.

Howard County Courthouse – Kokomo IN

Date added: August 30, 2017

Howard County Courthouse in Kokomo, Indiana was constructed with the assistance of Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. The building was dedicated Oct. 20, 1937.

Glover Cary Bridge – Owensboro KY to IN

Date added: May 8, 2017

Glover Cary Bridge spans the Ohio River, connecting Owensboro, Kentucky to Indiana. The bridge was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project in 1940.

James E. Roberts Special School – Indianapolis IN

Date added: March 4, 2017

This Art Moderne-style building, designed by the architectural firm of McGuire & Shook, was constructed through a Public Works Administration (PWA) grant of $98,000 in 1936. According to Glory-June Greiff, the structure contained all the accoutrements of a regular school… read more

Sewers – Fort Wayne IN

Date added: August 3, 2016

“In 1938” the federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) “gave Fort Wayne a grant of $2,322,000 for the sewer project. Without this funding the municipal government would have been in desperate straits because it was under pressure from the State Board… read more