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Tarrant City Library

Tarrant City Library – Tarrant AL

Date added: March 19, 2023

The Works Progress Administration built the  Tarrant City Library in Tarrant AL.  The original construction on the Tarrant City Library began in 1936, and was completed in 1937. Today, the former library is the Tarrant Senior Citizen Center.

Kinston High School - Kinston AL

Kinston High School – Kinston AL

Date added: January 31, 2023

Kinston High School, located in Kinston, Alabama (Southwest Coffee County) was built by the Public Works Administration (PWA) in 1939.

Goldsmith-Schiffman Field construction

Goldsmith-Schiffman Field – Huntsville AL

Date added: December 18, 2022

In 1934, the Civil Works Administration started building a modern sports field on January 29 due to the land donated to the city on January 25, 1934, by Oscar Goldsmith, Lawrence B. Goldsmith, Annie Schiffman Goldsmith, Robert L. Schiffman, and… read more

Black Belt Research and Extension Center – Marion Junction AL

Date added: September 19, 2022

“The Black Belt Substation, now expanded to become the Black Belt Research and Extension Center, was established in 1929 as one of the original “substations” of the Main Agricultural Experiment Station at Auburn University. Most of the research projects conducted… read more

AL 22 – Marion Junction AL

Date added: September 6, 2022

The Works Progress Administration made improvements to the road system in Dallas County. “Improve county-owned road from Orrville to the Wilcox County line in Dallas County, including excavating; clearing and grubbing; grading; draining; dressing shoulders and slopes; constructing base; surfacing;… read more

Foster Auditorium

University of Alabama: Foster Auditorium – Tuscaloosa AL

Date added: July 24, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funding toward the construction of the University of Alabama’s Foster Auditorium. Originally built in 1939, Foster Auditorium was named in 1942 for Richard Clarke Foster, president of the University of Alabama from 1937-41. In… read more

Fire Station No. 15 (abandoned) – Birmingham AL

Date added: June 7, 2022

This station was constructed in 1928 near Woodward Park. The two-story beige brick station house was designed by Bem Price and constructed for $13,800 by Charles W. Hall. Station No. 15 held one 750-gallon pumper truck in 1960. It later… read more

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