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Durkeeville (Demolished) – Jacksonville FL

Date added: September 5, 2022

Built in 1936, Durkeeville was once public housing — the second public housing project built in Florida under the federal Public Works Administration. This was listed as 239 living units, one and two story group houses, costing $1,000,000. Durkeeville was… read more

Gulfport Casino - Gulfport FL

Gulfport Casino and Muncipal Pier – Gulfport FL

Date added: August 28, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Casino and Muncipal Pier in Gulfport FL. The marker on site states that, “The U.S. Department of the Interior has listed the Gulfport Casino in the National Register of Historic Places. This is… read more

“St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Lighthouse”

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge – Tallahassee FL

Date added: June 2, 2022

Between 1934 and 1940, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (then called the St. Marks Migratory Bird Refuge) located about twenty-five miles away from Tallahassee FL. Overseen by the U.S. Biological Survey, the work… read more

Hastings, FL: WPA Community Center

Community Center (demolished) – Hastings FL

Date added: May 23, 2022

The former Hastings Community Center at 401 North Main Street in Hastings, Florida was constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the Great Depression. The building was designed in the Masonry Vernacular style with Art Deco elements. NRHP… read more

Palm Beach post office, June1982

Post Office (former) – Palm Beach FL

Date added: May 9, 2022

The former post office at 95 N County Road in Palm beach, Florida is a striking example of Spanish Colonial Revival design. It was constructed in 1936-7 with Treasury Department funds and houses examples of New Deal artwork. NRHP nomination… read more

Centennial Building - Port St. Joe, Florida

Centennial Building – Port St. Joe FL

Date added: September 12, 2021

The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe FL. Past Use: Auditorium/Gymnasium. Present Use: Civic Center. The 1996 National Register documentation notes that the Centennial Building has been the site of centennial celebration of… read more

"Long Staple Cotton"

Post Office Mural – Madison FL

Date added: August 26, 2020

The historic post office in Madison, Florida houses an example of New Deal artwork: “Long Staple Cotton,” an oil-on-canvas mural completed by George Snow Hill in 1937. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. This mural,… read more

Post Office – Madison FL

Date added: August 26, 2020

The historic post office in Madison, Florida was constructed in 1936 with Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in service.

Farmers’ Market – Palmetto FL

Date added: February 8, 2020

The Works Progress Administration built a farmers’ market building in Palmetto, Manatee County FL. WPA work project no. 2301. The location and status of the structure is presently unknown to Living New Deal.

MacDill Field: Defense Housing Project – Tampa FL

Date added: February 1, 2020

In 1941, the Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the MacDill Field Defense Housing Project in Tampa FL. The housing was built for Army enlisted personnel.