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Mako sculpture over entrance to Liberal Art Building, Hollywood High School

Hollywood High School: Mako Bas Reliefs – Los Angeles CA

Date added: September 19, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the science and the liberal arts buildings at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California.  The science building was completed in 1935, Liberal Arts in 1938.  The PWA aided in the… read more

Steps at SE corner, Montclair Park - Oakland CA

Montclair Park: Stone Walls and Steps – Oakland CA

Date added: July 10, 2022

The seven-acre Montclair Park in Oakland was built with the aid of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938-40.  This gem of a park lies just north of Montclair Village in the Oakland hills and below Montclair Elementary School. The… read more

Picnic area, Montclair Park - Oakland CA

Montclair Park: Picnic and Play Areas – Oakland CA

Date added: July 10, 2022

The seven-acre Montclair Park in Oakland was built with the aid of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938-40.  This gem of a park lies just north of Montclair Village in the Oakland hills and below Montclair Elementary School.  … read more

Duck pond, Montclair Park - Oakland CA

Montclair Park: Duck Pond – Oakland CA

Date added: July 10, 2022

The seven-acre Montclair Park in Oakland was built with the aid of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938-40.  This gem of a park lies just north of Montclair Village in the Oakland hills and below Montclair Elementary School.  … read more

Inside the Barry-Baker Tunnel, 2017 - Sausalito CA

Barry-Baker Tunnel – Sausalito CA

Date added: June 21, 2022

A Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp was established west of the Baker-Barry tunnel on the Marin Headlands, probably in 1934. Enrollees from this camp built the Baker-Barry Tunnel, a single-lane passage under the Marin Headlands, in 1935. The CCC camp… read more

Aerial of Fort Barry in 1928, with future site of the CCC camp in the distance - Sausalito CA

CCC Camp (former) – Sausalito CA

Date added: June 21, 2022

A Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp was established west of the Baker-Barry tunnel on the Marin Headlands, probably in 1934. The camp consisted of twelve barracks, a mess hall, two shower and toilet buildings, three storage sheds, a cold storage… read more

View toward Golden Gate from Fort Baker - Sausalito CA

Fort Baker Improvements – Sausalito CA

Date added: June 21, 2022

From 1936 to 1938, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) did renovations and upgrades to Fort Baker, an Army base on the north side of the Golden Gate dating from the early 1900s. One project included renewal of the storm water drainage… read more

Camphor street trees - Berkeley CA

Street Trees – Berkeley CA

Date added: June 20, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) planted 10,000 street trees around Berkeley CA in 1933-34 and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) followed with 5,000 more, c. 1938-39.  (Gazette, 3/11/39) According to the city manager of Berkeley, 15,000 flowering fruit trees had been… read more

Stribley Park Improvements – Stockton CA

Date added: June 10, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided labor to improve Stockton’s Stribley Park in 1938. The improvement project was one of several WPA efforts in the City. “It is reported that $21,903 will be spent in a city-wide improvement program of… read more

“McKinley Statue, St. James Park, San Jose CA”

St. James Park Improvements – San Jose CA

Date added: June 2, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) began to pursue improvements at San Jose’s St. James Park in 1937. While the two-square block city park had long been central to public and political life in the city, project leaders hoped that the… read more

Juan Bautista De Anza Statue – Riverside CA

Date added: May 18, 2022

Located at the southeast corner of Fourteenth Street and Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, California is the Juan Bautista De Anza statue, created by Sherry Peticolas with WPA support. The Riverside Art Association, which sponsored the project, donated $5,000 and the… read more