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    Phoebus Fire Department – Hampton VA

    Date added: June 4, 2017; Modified: June 16, 2024

    The Phoebus Fire Department in Hampton, Virginia was originally constructed as the Town Hall for Pheobus, Virginia. The town of Phoebus has since been incorporated into the city of Hampton. The Town Hall building was constructed in 1938. In his… read more

    Fort Monroe Bandshell – Hampton VA

    Date added: August 8, 2017; Modified: August 9, 2017

    In 1934 several New Deal Programs provided funding and employed Fort Monroe laborers in the construction of the Fort Monroe Bandshell in Continental Park. The new bandshell replaced the previous one that had been destroyed by hurricanes in 1933. Capt. Harrington W…. read more

    Phoebus Water Tank – Hampton VA

    Date added: August 8, 2017; Modified: August 8, 2017

    Researcher Frank da Cruz writes that in 1936 the Federal Works Project Administration (PWA) financed the construction of this one-million gallon steel elevated tank. The current waterworks coordinator in the area reports that this project, as well as the 60th Street Elevated… read more

    Buckroe Water Tank – Hampton VA

    Date added: August 8, 2017; Modified: August 8, 2017

    Researcher Frank da Cruz has found that construction of the Buckroe Elevated Water Tank in the 1930s was made possible by a 45% Federal Public Works Administration (PWA) grant. The water tank is located in the Fox Hill section of… read more

    Phoebus Post Office – Hampton VA

    Date added: February 12, 2012; Modified: July 8, 2017

    This New Deal post office was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938. It is also the site of William Caffee’s 1941 mural, “Chesapeake Fisherman.” Researcher Frank da Cruz notes that the post office’s Colonial Revival design is… read more

    "Chesapeake Fishermen"

    Phoebus Post Office Mural – Hampton VA

    Date added: December 29, 2014; Modified: July 8, 2017

    “Chesapeake Fishermen” This mural was originally proposed for the Eutaw, Alabama post office. Since it depicts nothing in the Eutaw area, the Section reassigned it to Phoebus, Virginia. Note: Phoebus was a separate incorporated town during the 1930s. It was… read more

    Aberdeen Gardens – Hampton VA

    Date added: February 24, 2014; Modified: July 8, 2017

    Originally named Newport News Homesteads, “Aberdeen Gardens was a New Deal planned community initiated by Hampton Institue (now Hampton University), designed specifically for the resettlement of African-American workers in Newport News and Hampton. In 1934, the Hampton Institute secured a $245,000 federal grant to… read more

    City Hall (former) – Hampton VA

    Date added: November 1, 2014; Modified: June 8, 2017

    In 1938 Hampton, Virginia’s historic city hall building was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds.The PWA contributed $24,545 toward the project, whose final cost was $77,193. (PWA Docket No. VA [W]1074.). In 2006, the building… read more

    High Speed Wind Tunnel, Langley Research Center

    High Speed Wind Tunnel, Langley Research Center – Hampton VA

    Date added: February 12, 2012; Modified: June 4, 2017

    "The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics constructed this 8-foot high-speed wind tunnel for test purposes. It is the largest structure of this kind in the world and is built of reinforced concrete throughout except that the air passages are lined… read more