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The Cannery – Dyess AR

Date added: August 14, 2021

The cannery was an integral part of the large WPA resettlement community, known as Dyess Colony, located in northeastern Arkansas. It was located in the town’s central hub along with other buildings like the commissary, the administration building, and various… read more

Craighead Forest Park – Jonesboro AR

Date added: August 8, 2021

The history of Craighead Forest Park portraits a close collaboration between the local community and federal government during the Great Depression “to stave off the ravages of poverty, misery and human degradation.” (1) It dates to 1937 when the Young… read more

Dyess Colony Commissary – Dyess AR

Date added: August 2, 2021

The Dyess colony commissary or trading post or the Big Store was where the colonist got their household needs especially the daily consumables.

Dyess Colony Hospital – Dyess AK

Date added: August 1, 2021

The Dyess Colony Hospital served not only as a local medical care facility, but also a cost-effective alternative to the hospitals in the area. The cost of general medical services was about half of the state’s rate, and the price… read more

Howard County Courthouse – Nashville AR

Date added: July 17, 2021

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Howard County Courthouse in Nashville, Arkansas. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

Stone Creek Way – Norfork AR

Date added: March 16, 2021

Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed improvements to Stone Creek Way in the vicinity of White River, Baxter County. A marker that reads “WPA 1939” is present on site. 

Sandtown Road – Sandtown AR

Date added: November 28, 2019

Sandtown Road was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1939 near Cushman, Arkansas, USA. A WPA marker on Sandtown Road reads “USA 1939 WPA.”

Moorefield School – Moorefield AR

Date added: November 20, 2019

The old Moorefield (Independence County), AR, school building, which now houses the Rehobeth Baptist Church; the original Rehobeth Baptist Church of Moorefield, established in the 1820s, is believed to have been the first church in Independence County.

Arkansas State University Business Building – Jonesboro AR

Date added: August 2, 2019

Constructed in 1939, the Science Building of Arkansas State College (now the Business Building of Arkansas State University), was one of multiple New Deal projects on the college campus. In 1936, Arkansas State College added a Reserve Officers Training Corps…. read more

Nursing and Health Professions Building – Jonesboro AR

Date added: August 1, 2019

The “Nursing and Health Professions Building” is among the four remnant buildings, out of nine, that had been built on A-State Campus during the depth of the depression. In September 1933, the ASU Board of Trustee considered plan for four… read more

Camp Preston Hunt – Texarkana AR

Date added: June 2, 2019

Camp Preston Hunt is a Boy Scout Camp originally built on 200 acres of donated land in Texarkana, Arkansas. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) cleared the land and built cabins, a dining hall and a picnic shelter. The WPA employed… read more

Gymnasium – Washington AR

Date added: May 31, 2019

After the county seat was moved from Washington, Arkansas to Hope, Arkansas, the Washington Public School moved into the empty 1874 Hempstead County Courthouse in Washington. With assistance from the Works Progress Administration, a gym was erected next door in… read more

Post Office Mural – Piggott AR

Date added: April 30, 2019

Dan Rhodes completed this oil-on-canvas mural, entitled “Air Mail,” in 1941 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It is viewable in the Piggott post office lobby. The mural was featured on a sheet of U.S. postage… read more

Post Office – Piggott AR

Date added: April 30, 2019

The historic post office in Piggott, Arkansas was constructed in 1937-8 with funds provided by the Treasury Department. Louis A. Simon served as the supervising architect and Neal A. Melick was supervising engineer. The building also houses an example of… read more