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Post Office (former) – Roanoke AL

Date added: March 18, 2021

The former post office building, at the northwest corner of Main St. and Trammell St., was constructed in 1940 as a Federal Works Agency project with Treasury Department funds. The building is now privately owned.

City Hall – Roanoke AL

Date added: March 18, 2021

Roanoke, Alabama’s City Hall was constructed in 1941 with the assistance of Work Projects Administration (WPA) labor. WPA Project No. 61-1-61-37

Jefferson Hospital (former) – Birmingham AL

Date added: December 7, 2018

The 16-story Jefferson Hospital was completed in 1940 and opened in February 1941. Financed with a PWA grant and Reconstruction Finance Loans, the 575-bed hospital had 11 operating rooms, maternity section and all-electric kitchens. It was renamed Jefferson Tower in… read more

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – Decatur AL

Date added: September 27, 2018

The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (WNWR) covers 35,000 acres  along the Tennessee River near Decatur, Alabama.  The Wheeler Migratory Bird Refuge was established by Executive Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938 to provide habitat for wintering and migrating birds… read more

Cotaco School Library – Somerville AL

Date added: September 15, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a vocational building for the Cotaco School. Correspondence with David Burleson, local source: “The last 8 pictures are of the Cotaco High School vocational building referred to in the 1938 work order […] At that… read more

Hartselle CCC Camp Co. 3403 BS-1 – Hartselle AL

Date added: September 2, 2018

“According to the CCC Camp Directory for Alabama, Camp TVA-9 operated during the fifth period, which began October 1, 1935, as a soil conservation project supervised by the Forest Service. It was reopened on October 1, 1939, designated as Camp… read more

George Wilson Community Center (closed) – Selma AL

Date added: August 3, 2018

The history of this building is tied very closely with the two people involved in the passage of the most significant legislation of the Civil Rights Movement, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Samuel Boynton, and Amelia Pitts Boynton Robinson. Samuel… read more

Philpot Ave. Improvements – Selma AL

Date added: August 3, 2018

WPA Project No. 645-61-2-87, Application date 10/12/38, $10,806, Total Funds $12,789, Average Employed 68, “Install auxiliary lateral sewers, with manholes and other necessary appurtenances, on Philpot Avenue in the City of Selma, Dallas County, and perform work incidental and appurtenant… read more

Public Safety Building – Selma AL

Date added: August 3, 2018

This Classical Revival style public building was constructed with Public Works Administration (PWA) funds as Selma’s City Hall. Today, the building is used by the police department, fire department No. 1, and the municipal court.

Guntersville Armory (former) – Guntersville AL

Date added: February 14, 2018

The Guntersville Armory was constructed in 1936 under President Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration. The project was a collaboration between the WPA and the Public Works Administration. The armory was constructed to house Company E of the 167th Infantry of the… read more

Water Works System – Birmingham AL

Date added: December 4, 2017

The Works Progress Administration built a 60” pipe, water purification and supply system in Birmingham, in 1936. The exact location and current condition of this project is unknown to the Living New Deal.  

Flomaton High School Vocational Training Building – Flomaton AL

Date added: December 2, 2017

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Vocational Training Building for the Flomaton High School. The building façade is red brick veneer. The total cost, including landscaping, was $8,312.00, and was sponsored by the Escambia County Board of Education.

City Auditorium – Gadsden AL

Date added: December 2, 2017

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Municipal Auditorium in Gadsden.  

Brewton City Hall (former) – Brewton AL

Date added: December 1, 2017

The Works Progress Administration built a new city hall building for the City of Brewton. The two-story structure with a raised basement was designed to house the City offices, the jail, the fire and police departments, and other uses. The… read more