(Toggle Search Options)

Select criteria for a search.
In each box, select from list or type.
Fields can be left blank!
After selecting, click on Search

Displaying 1-15 of 112 results

State Training School – Stockley DE

Date added: October 9, 2016

The PWA built this cottage at the State Training School, later known as the Stockley Center, which housed the developmentally disabled.

State Welfare Old Age Infirmary – Smyrna DE

Date added: October 9, 2016

The PWA conducted unspecified work at the State Welfare Old Age Infirmary, now the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill. The state legislature appropriated $50,000 to the infirmary in 1935, potentially as matching funds for PWA work. From Delaware: A… read more

Delaware State College Improvements – Dover DE

Date added: October 8, 2016

The WPA conducted improvements, including a sewage disposal plant, at the State Negro College, which was established in 1921. From the Delaware Public Archives: “On June 17, 1921, the Board of Trustees of the State College for colored students, later… read more

Old Arsenal – New Castle DE

Date added: October 8, 2016

The “Old Arsenal,” as it is known, was built in 1809, and remodeled by the WPA. From Waymarking.com: “‘It was repaired and remodeled in 1936, partly as a project of the Works Progress Administration and leased (1937) to the Unemployment… read more

John Bassett Moore School Murals – Smyrna DE

Date added: July 20, 2016

A collection of murals was painted for what is now the John Bassett Moore School in Smyrna, Delaware, commissioned by the WPA. Produced by Brandywine River School artists Walter Pyle, Jr., Stafford Good, and Edward Grant, the murals are entitled:… read more

Big Stone Beach Road Development – Milford DE

Date added: July 20, 2016

Delaware utilized substantial federal resources in developing and improving its road network during the Great Depression. Among the dozens of projects undertaken by the federal Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) during 1934 was road construction between ‘Tub Mill’ and Big Stone… read more

Road Development – Rockland DE

Date added: July 20, 2016

Delaware utilized substantial federal resources in developing and improving its road network during the Great Depression. Among the dozens of projects undertaken by the federal Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) during 1934 was road construction between Rockland and Thompson’s Bridge. The… read more