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    Mint Museum – Charlotte NC

    Date added: November 15, 2014; Modified: June 22, 2022

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) relocated and reconstructed the former United States Mint Building in Charlotte, North Carolina: now the Mint Museum. The project was completed at a cost of $46,724.75. “Between 1932 and… read more

    Charlotte NC - Independence Park Grandstand

    Independence Park Grandstand – Charlotte NC

    Date added: November 15, 2014; Modified: June 22, 2022

    “Between 1932 and 1935 communities throughout North Carolina, including Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, benefited from a broad array of public works funded primarily by Washington.  These included … the building of a grandstand in Independence Park …” The project was… read more

    Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Charlotte NC

    Date added: December 12, 2020; Modified: December 13, 2020

    In 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) allotted funds for a 3 runway airport in Charlotte. Charlotte’s major airport was built between 1935 and 1937. The WPA also built the Douglas Airport Hangar is located at 4108 Airport Drive in Charlotte,… read more

    American Legion Memorial Stadium – Charlotte NC

    Date added: July 23, 2012; Modified: March 4, 2018

    The 17,000-seat stadium was built in the Elizabeth community of Charlotte in 1936. The stadium recently underwent a renovation following structural issues and had its capacity reduced following the removal of the east end stands, and a downsizing of the… read more

    Sharon Gymnasium (demolished) – Charlotte NC

    Date added: November 15, 2014; Modified: April 11, 2017

    The federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed a gymnasium at the old high school for the Sharon school district in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (now within the city limits of Charlotte). The structure, whose exact location is unknown to Living New… read more

    Paw Creek Gymnasium (demolished) – Charlotte NC

    Date added: November 15, 2014; Modified: April 11, 2017

    The federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed a gymnasium at the old high school for the Paw Creek school district in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (now within the city limits of Charlotte). The structure, whose exact location is unknown to… read more

    Oakhurst Gymnasium (demolished) – Charlotte NC

    Date added: November 15, 2014; Modified: April 11, 2017

    The federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed a gymnasium at the old high school for the Oakhurst school district in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (now within the city limits of Charlotte). The structure, whose exact location is unknown to Living… read more

    Berryhill Gymnasium (demolished) – Charlotte NC

    Date added: November 15, 2014; Modified: April 11, 2017

    The federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed a gymnasium at the old high school for the Berryhill school district in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (now within the city limits of Charlotte). The structure, whose exact location is unknown to Living… read more

    Wilkinson Boulevard Erosion Control – Charlotte NC

    Date added: November 15, 2014; Modified: January 17, 2015

    Federal funds / labor were utilized on an erosion control project along Wilkinson Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina during the early years of the Great Depression.

    Queens Road Extension – Charlotte NC

    Date added: November 15, 2014; Modified: January 17, 2015

    “Between 1932 and 1935 communities throughout North Carolina, including Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, benefited from a broad array of public works funded primarily by Washington.  These included … the extension of a section of Queens Road to connect with East Morehead… read more