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Choctaw County High School

High School (demolished) Additions – Butler AL

Date added: May 18, 2022

The Alabama state archive has a photograph showing the construction of an addition to the High School by the Civil Works Administration (CWA). With the help of the city clerk, we’ve located the old high school which has been torn… read more

WPA Plate on Frankfort Road Bridge

Frankfort Road Bridge – Tuscumbia AL

Date added: May 17, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a bridge carrying Frankfort Road across Throckmorton Branch, between Old Lee Highway and E Lamar Ave., in Tuscumbia. Frankfort Road (1819) one of the oldest roads in the Tuscumbia area. The road was also… read more

Fire Station No. 18 (demolished) Improvements – Birmingham AL

Date added: May 17, 2022

Before Pratt City was annexed into Birmingham, the independent municipality was protected by three volunteer firefighting companies, the first of which was organized by Mayor Ephraim Hudnall around 1900. After 1910 the Birmingham Fire Department took over the Pratt City… read more

Fire Station No. 19 Improvements – Birmingham AL

Date added: May 17, 2022

“Birmingham Fire Station No. 19 serves the East Lake neighborhood. In 1960 Company No. 19 operated one 750-gallon Seagrave pumper truck from the station. in 2017 Station 19 ranked as the 68th busiest Engine Company in the Nation according to… read more

Powell School

School Repairs – Birmingham AL

Date added: May 1, 2022

The Civil Works Administration of Jefferson County employed women in a school clean up project 37-C-348-2. Excerpts from the Report on Civil Works Administration of Alabama Jefferson County Division: “The clean-up of Birmingham Public Schools and Public Buildings enabled the… read more

Fire Station No. 9 – Birmingham AL

Date added: April 24, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) built Fire Station No. 9 in Birmingham AL. There is little information about the history of this station. From Google Street View, it appears to have a mid century style of architecture indicating that it… read more

New Castle Road – New Castle AL

Date added: March 17, 2022

The Alabama Relief Administration/Civil Works Administration paved 3.7 miles of road in New Castle AL. “Probably the most important single piece of work was the paving of the above road, which is 3.7 miles in length. This road is a… read more