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    Old Pinetop Jail – Pinetop-Lakeside AZ

    Date added: April 19, 2024; Modified: April 19, 2024

    Built in 1935 by the Works Progress Administration. Moved from Clare Ln in Pinetop in 1988. Donations Made by First Interstate Bank, JTPA Youth, and The People of Pinetop-Lakeside to Preserve Pinetop’s History. History: It appears that the jail of… read more

    Stairs and Wall

    Lower Blue Campground – Blue AZ

    Date added: March 8, 2024; Modified: March 8, 2024

    The Lower Blue Campground was built in the mid 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It involved clearing the land, land improvements, building steps, a stone wall, and a bench for campers. While today the campground that was cleared… read more

    Pima County Hospital (demolished) – Tucson AZ

    Date added: December 11, 2017; Modified: January 7, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration built the Pima County Hospital in Tucson. The 30,000-square feet facility was laid out in four distinct units. It consisted of an “administration building which included doctors’ offices, lecture room, major and minor operating rooms, sterilizing… read more

    Central facade, Federal Building - Flagstaff AZ

    Federal Building (former Post Office) – Flagstaff AZ

    Date added: January 6, 2015; Modified: December 17, 2023

    The Federal Building in downtown Flagstaff was constructed as the city’s main post office in 1935-1937. Plans had originally called for a combination Post Office and Federal Building, but they were dropped in 1931 by the Hoover Administration for lack… read more

    Silver Peak Lookout (former) – Coronado National Forest AZ

    Date added: March 1, 2018; Modified: August 31, 2023

    The historic (former) Silver Peak fire lookout tower in Coronado National Forest was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1938. It has since burned down. NRHP Nomination Form: “This lookout house, an L-4 type located on the Douglas… read more

    Locklin Ave Pool- Bisbee AZ

    Locklin Pool Facility Improvements – Bisbee AZ

    Date added: October 25, 2015; Modified: July 30, 2023

    The facilities and area at the Locklin Avenue swimming pool, including access stairs from the canyon below and changing rooms were built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938-39. The pool was completed in 1923, well before the advent… read more

    Safford, Arizona post office

    Post Office – Safford AZ

    Date added: December 3, 2011; Modified: July 27, 2023

    “The Safford Post Office and Federal Building was designed in the severely simple and unadorned International style. The building was funded by the Public Works Administration and constructed in 1941.” (

    "History of the Gila Valley"

    Post Office Murals – Safford AZ

    Date added: December 3, 2011; Modified: May 23, 2023

    This post office contains six tempera murals painted in 1942 by Seymour Fogel. Fogel painted these as the winner of one of the 48-State Competition Post Office murals. “In 1939, for example, Seymour Fogel sketched an elegant scene of Southwest… read more

    Turquoise Valley Golf Course

    Turquoise Valley Golf Course and Clubhouse – Naco AZ

    Date added: July 31, 2012; Modified: May 3, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a clubhouse and completed improvements at the Warren District Country Club, located between Bisbee and Naco. The CWA began the project and the WPA finished it. The University… read more

    Gilbert High School Tennis Courts

    Gilbert High School Tennis Courts – Gilbert AZ

    Date added: December 11, 2017; Modified: April 12, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration built tennis courts for the Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Maricopa County. The original Gilbert High School, now the Gilbert Historical Museum, is located at 10 South Gilbert Road and was built in 1917. The building… read more

    University of Arizona ROTC stables

    University of Arizona: ROTC stables – Tucson AZ

    Date added: October 21, 2022; Modified: March 30, 2023

    The Publics Works Administration funded the construction of ROTC stables, infirmary, and barracks for the cavalry training program. Interestingly, by the time of completion horses were already practically obsolete within the US military. Within five years, “cavalry” would mean meant… read more

    Diamond Point Lookout – Tonto National Forest AZ

    Date added: March 1, 2018; Modified: March 1, 2023

    The historic Diamond Point fire lookout tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). NRHP Nomination Form: “This 30 ft high steel Aermotor MC-24 tower with a 12 ft by 12 ft cab is located on the Payson Ranger District… read more

    Hermit Road and Overlooks – Grand Canyon Village AZ

    Date added: April 28, 2022; Modified: November 30, 2022

    The federal Bureau of Public Roads (BPR) built the Hermit Road in Grand Canyon Village in 1934-35.  The National Park Service (NPS) website says this: “Hermit Road and most of its associated overlooks and parking areas are historic, designed and… read more

    University of Arizona Infirmary (now Student Health Center) - Tucson AZ

    University of Arizona: Infirmary (Former) – Tucson AZ

    Date added: September 5, 2022; Modified: September 5, 2022

    The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Infirmary, which was part of the PWA expansion of the University of Arizona. The structure was completed in May, 1936. The infirmary was remodeled as the Student Health Center in… read more