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Davis, "Drake's Landing in California – 1579," Hall of Records (former) – Los Angeles CA

Hall of Records (former) Mural – Los Angeles CA

Date added: January 29, 2023

Federal Art Project (FAP) artist Charles Hulbert Davis painted a mural, “Drake’s Landing in California – 1579,” at the Hall of Records in Los Angeles, CA. The Hall of Records, built in 1911, was demolished after the 1971 San Fernando… read more

Jordan High School – Los Angeles CA

Jordan High School Renovation – Los Angeles CA

Date added: January 29, 2023

David Starr Jordan High School, established in 1925, was renovated with $347,032 in funds from the Public Works Administration (PWA). The work was completed in 1935. The PWA allocated $9,380,000 to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in January… read more

CCC enrollees wait to greet Roosevelt in Griffith Park – Los Angeles CA

Griffith Park: CCC Camps (former) – Los Angeles CA

Date added: January 29, 2023

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed three camps at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA, where they were stationed to carry out extensive improvements. The three camps, journalist Carren Jao writes, were “SP-13, which eventually was never used; SP-21, more… read more

Samoa Peninsula / Humboldt Bay Life-Saving Station - Samoa CA

Humboldt Bay Life-Saving Station – Samoa CA

Date added: January 27, 2023

The Humboldt Bay Life-Saving Station, a U.S. Coast Guard base on the Samoa Peninsula. Built in 1936-37 with New Deal funds, it replaced an earlier base on the peninsula, and is still in service. A National Park Service survey states,… read more

75th Street Elementary School – Los Angeles CA

Date added: January 27, 2023

Seventy-Fifth Street Elementary, which opened in 1922, was rebuilt with a grant from the Public Works Administration (PWA). The work was done sometime in 1934-35. In January 1934, the PWA allocated $9,380,000 to the Los Angeles Unified School District for… read more

Sepulveda Dam – Van Nuys CA

Sepulveda Dam – Van Nuys CA

Date added: January 27, 2023

The Sepulveda Dam in Van Nuys, California (in the San Fernando Valley) was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1941 as part of an enormous flood-control project on the Los Angeles River, following the latest major flood on… read more

Body builders on Muscle Beach – Santa Monica CA

Original Muscle Beach – Santa Monica CA

Date added: January 27, 2023

In 1934, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) installed exercise equipment on Ocean Front Walk in Santa Monica, CA, immediately south of the Santa Monica Pier. Known today as Original Muscle Beach, the recreation area—which includes ropes, bars, swings, etc.—is considered… read more

Venice Beach Pagodas – Los Angeles CA

Venice Beach Pagodas – Los Angeles CA

Date added: January 24, 2023

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed six sets of pergolas—known as “pagodas”—along Ocean Front Walk on Venice Beach (Los Angeles, CA). The pagodas were restored/reconstructed in 2000. The City of Los Angeles’ Venice Beach Ocean Front Walk Refurbishment Plan noted… read more

Sæmundsson, "Prometheus Bringing Fire to Earth," MacArthur Park – Los Angeles CA

MacArthur Park Statue – Los Angeles CA

Date added: January 19, 2023

Icelandic sculptor Nina Saemundsson sculpted an eight-foot black cement nude of Prometheus for the Federal Arts Project (FAP). The sculpture, “Prometheus Bringing Fire to Earth” (1934), is located at the eastern Wilshire Boulevard entrance to MacArthur Park.

Kassler, "Bison Hunt," Central Library – Los Angeles CA

Central Library Fresco – Los Angeles CA

Date added: January 19, 2023

Federal Arts Project (FAP) artist Charles Kassler painted a 50-foot fresco, “Stampeding Buffalo” or “Bison Hunt” (1934), on the east wall of the Children’s Court at the Los Angeles Central Library. Damaged by rain runoff over the years, the fresco… read more

Clements and Lundeberg, "History of Southern California" (detail), Venice High School – Los Angeles CA

Venice High School Murals – Los Angeles CA

Date added: January 19, 2023

Grace Rivet Clements and Helen Lundeberg painted two 18′ by 33′ frescoes for Venice High School (Los Angeles, CA) in 1941: “History of Southern California” and “History of Early California.” Located in the school library, the frescoes were funded by… read more

Pershing Square Reading Room, c. 1937 ­­– Los Angeles CA

Pershing Square Reading Room – Los Angeles CA

Date added: January 19, 2023

In December 1936, the Los Angeles Public Library opened an outdoor reading room in the heart of the city. Located in Pershing Square, the reading room was staffed by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers. The library circulated 24,000 books in… read more

Central School Auditorium – Baldwin Park CA

Arts and Recreation Center – Baldwin Park CA

Date added: January 11, 2023

In 1936, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed an auditorium for Central School in Baldwin Park, CA. With over 600 seats, the auditorium was used for both school and civic activities. The Moderne (Art Deco) structure is simple and unadorned,… read more

Old St. Hilary privy - Tiburon CA

Old Saint Hilary Church Privy (former) – Tiburon CA

Date added: December 28, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a privy (outhouse) for Old St. Hilary Church in Tiburon, California, in the 1930s.  The WPA constructed thousands of such privies around the country during the New Deal as a public health measure.  This… read more