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Former Marion High School Gymnasium and Auditorium - Marion AR

School Gymnasium and Auditorium (former) – Marion AR

Date added: December 26, 2022

A gymnasium/auditorium was built for Marion High School in Marion, Arkansas in 1938-39 with a funding from the state Department of Education and the federal Public Works Administration (PWA) – also known as the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (see… read more

School Gymnasium - Big Flat AK

Big Flat School Gymnasium – Big Flat AR

Date added: July 20, 2022

The National Youth Administration constructed a school gymnasium in Big Flat, Arkansas in 1938-1941. The structure is a single story stone masonry building “designed in the Plain Traditional style with Craftsman influences.” (NRHP) The interior of the gymnasium has been… read more

City Hall – Forrest City AR

Date added: May 17, 2022

Forrest City, Arkansas’s City Hall (sometimes known as the Municipal Building) was constructed in 1938-9 with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a grant of $9,676 for the project, whose total cost was $22,151…. read more

Front Facade

Library – Forrest City AR

Date added: May 17, 2022

The Forrest City Public Library was constructed between 1938-39 and was designed by the Little Rock, Arkansas, firm of Sanders & Ginocchio. The PWA provided a grant of $10,791 for the project, whose total cost was $24,242. It was the… read more

Lake Atalanta in Rogers AR

Lake Atalanta Park – Rogers AR

Date added: April 10, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the Atalanta Lake Park in 1937. Located in Rogers AR, the park and lake development secured recreational opportunities for area residents for years to come. The Fort Smith office of the WPA notified the… read more

Community canning, Dyess Colony, Arkansas

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

The Entrance of the Craighead Forest Park

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

Commissary building picture

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 - plaque where the hospital was located

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

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.