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    Olympia Armory – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: July 12, 2022

    The historic Olympia [National Guard] Armory in Columbia, South Carolina was constructed in 1936-7 by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Wade Hampton State Office Building

    Wade Hampton State Office Building – Columbia SC

    Date added: February 14, 2022; Modified: July 12, 2022

    The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Wade Hampton State Office Building in Columbia SC. According to Historic Columbia, “This structure was built using funds from the federal Public Works Administration to alleviate the state’s constant need for office… read more

    Sims College

    Sims College (USC) – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: May 18, 2022

    Sims College, a dormitory building on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, SC, was constructed in 1939, “part of the extensive building program launched on the campus in the late 1930s as part of the New Deal. Forty-five… read more

    McKissick Museum – Columbia SC

    Date added: May 21, 2013; Modified: May 16, 2022

    “McKissick Museum is located at the heart of the historic Horseshoe on the Columbia campus of the University of South Carolina. It was established in 1976 by the University Board of Trustees to bring together under one roof the many… read more

    World War Memorial Building – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 12, 2014; Modified: December 18, 2016

    The World War Memorial Building was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. Construction largely occurred during 1935 though the building was completed in 1936. The PWA provided a grant of $33,086 for the building’s construction,… read more

    DeSaussure College (USC) Improvements – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: December 18, 2016

    DeSaussure College, the second-oldest building on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, South Carolina, was improved with New Deal funds. The school’s building history page states: “In 1934 a Civil Works Administration grant paid for repairs to LeConte, Davis,… read more

    University of South Carolina – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: December 18, 2016

    The University of South Carolina was the beneficiary of a large influx of New Deal funds from various agencies throughout the Great Depression. In “The Prosperity of the Depression,” the university’s website writes the following with regard to this era… read more

    Taylors School – Columbia SC

    Date added: October 6, 2016; Modified: October 6, 2016

    This grade school, elsewhere listed as “Taylors Colored School,” is reported in the National Archives as the first completed PWA project in the country. No other information, including location or current status, is available. See link in sources for corroboration… read more

    Thornwell College Additions (USC) – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: January 29, 2015

    Thornwell College, a dormitory building on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, SC, was expanded in 1937, “part of an extensive building program on campus launched in the late 1930s as part of the New Deal. Originally planned… read more

    Preston College (USC) – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: January 29, 2015

    Preston College, a dormitory building on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, SC, was constructed in 1939, “part of the extensive building program undertaken during the New Deal, which allowed the University to continue its physical expansion after… read more

    Davis College (USC) Improvements – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: January 29, 2015

    Davis College, a building on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, South Carolina, presently houses the school’s College of Library and Information Science. The building was improved with New Deal funds. The school’s building history page states: “In… read more

    Sloan College (USC) Improvements – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: January 29, 2015

    Sloan College, a building on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, South Carolina, presently houses the school’s Department of Art. The building was improved with New Deal funds. The school’s building history page states: “In 1934 a Civil… read more

    Rutledge College (USC) Improvements – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: January 29, 2015

    Rutledge College, is building on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, South Carolina. The building was improved with New Deal funds. The school’s building history pages state: “When South Carolina College first opened its doors January 10, 1805,… read more

    Maxcy College (USC) – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: November 6, 2014

    Maxcy College, a dormitory building on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, SC, was built in 1937, “part of an extensive building program on campus launched in the late 1930s as part of the New Deal. Originally planned… read more

    Williams-Brice Stadium – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: September 13, 2014

    The massive Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina was originally constructed as the 17,600-seat Columbia Municipal Stadium in 1934. Sources claim that the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided significant funds / labor for the project’s construction; however, as the… read more