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Macon Downtown Airport – Macon GA

Date added: April 23, 2019

“Macon Downtown Airport has its origins beginning in World War I as “Camp Wheeler”. As early as 1925, Huff Daland Dusters, the precursor of Delta Air Lines, based its crop dusting operation at Camp Wheeler. In 1936 the City of… read more

Sewer System – Atlanta GA

Date added: December 7, 2018

Numerous New Deal agencies contributed to the development of metropolitan Atlanta’s sewer system during the Great Depression. Atlanta initially applied for PWA funding in July 1933, but lack of local contribution caused the city government to withdraw the application and… read more

WPA Center – Carrollton GA

Date added: October 26, 2018

Carrollton, Georgie’s historic City Gym building, now known as WPA Center, is a stone building located at the corner of North Cliff and Chandler Streets, overlooking Park (US 27). The building was constructed with Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor in… read more

City Hall (former) – Dalton GA

Date added: January 2, 2018

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed Dalton’s old City Hall in 1936. The building is still municipally owned and serves as a secondary city office building.

Ocmulgee National Monument: Footbridge – Macon GA

Date added: December 23, 2017

CCC work at Ocmulgee National Monument included: “preparing trails, including a bridge between the museum and Earthlodge that has become a local landmark.” While the wood surface of the bridge has been replaced, the stone base supports are original.

Ocmulgee National Monument: Visitor Center – Macon GA

Date added: December 23, 2017

The striking Art Moderne visitor center at Ocmulgee National Monument has New Deal roots, featuring involvement by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The National Park Service (NPS) website has this to say about the… read more

Ocmulgee National Monument – Macon GA

Date added: December 23, 2017

Numerous New Deal agencies had a tremendous impact on the development of Ocmulgee National Monument, the site of pre-Columbian southeastern settlement dating back millennia. “The largest dig ever conducted in this country occurred here at Ocmulgee and the surrounding area…. read more

City Hall (former) – Cedartown GA

Date added: November 8, 2017

In 1935, the Works Progress Administration funded the construction of a new city hall for Cedartown. Designed by Atlanta architect Otis Clay Poundstone, the Neoclassical Revival style city hall stands out as it overlooks downtown with Main Street (old US… read more

Post Office (former) – Sylvester GA

Date added: August 15, 2017

The historic former post office in Sylvester, Georgia was constructed with Treasury Department funds in 1937. An example of New Deal artwork created for the facility was relocated to the community’s current post office. The former post office is now… read more

Post Office Mural – Sylvester GA

Date added: August 15, 2017

Chester Tingler painted this oil-on-canvas work, entitled “Cantaloupe Industry,” with Section funding, for the then-new Sylvester post office in 1939. The work has since been relocated; it now resides in the lobby of the new post office east of downtown.

City Hall – Cuthbert GA

Date added: June 30, 2017

This art deco brick building was constructed by the WPA starting in 1940. “Cuthbert’s Mid-Century Modern City Hall was a project of the WPA, near the tail-end of funding for the New Deal agency. It’s a quiet landmark of governmental… read more