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    PWAPlaque, Milroy Park Club House - Houston TX

    Milroy Park Club House – Houston TX

    Date added: April 8, 2023; Modified: April 8, 2023

    The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Milroy Park Club House, which serves as a community center in Houston TX. 

    Houston Ship Channel Dredging – Houston TX

    Date added: September 21, 2014; Modified: July 24, 2022

    The Houston Ship Channel officially opened in 1914 after the 52-mile long waterway that runs from the Gulf of Mexico to a tuning basin at the Port of Houston was dredged to a depth of 25 feet. The depth of… read more

    Houston Garden Center (demolished) – Houston TX

    Date added: May 16, 2022

    The Houston Federation of Garden Clubs (HFGC) was founded by several Houstonian women in 1936 with the goal of building a garden center to hold their meetings and educational forums. That dream bore fruition five years later when Mayor Oscar… read more

    Airline Drive Overpass – Houston TX

    Date added: March 7, 2020; Modified: March 7, 2020

    The Texas Highway Department and the Federal Works Agency Public Roads Administration built an overpass in 1941 to separate the grade of Airline Drive and the Houston Belt and Terminal Railway tracks. The overpass is currently open to traffic.

    Looscan Elementary School – Houston TX

    Date added: February 23, 2020; Modified: February 23, 2020

    The Houston Independent School District and the Public Works Administration (PWA) erected the Adele Looscan Elementary School in 1936 under PWA project number TEX-1057R. Looscan is still an active elementary school for the Houston ISD.

    Robertson Stadium (demolished) – Houston TX

    Date added: March 31, 2018; Modified: August 8, 2019

    Robertson Stadium was “constructed as a joint project between HISD and the Works Progress Administration by the Fretz Construction Company.” Originally Named Public School Stadium it was completes in 1942. Houston Independent School District renamed the stadium Jeppesen Stadium. In… read more

    Harris County District Attorney’s Building (demolished) – Houston TX

    Date added: March 14, 2015; Modified: June 5, 2019

    Houston’s historic Harris County District Attorney’s Building was constructed as a federal office building and [the Franklin Station] post office during the 1930s. The building, whose construction was funded by the Treasury Department, was completed in 1939. Harris County purchased… read more

    Austin High School – Houston TX

    Date added: March 31, 2018

    The Stephen F. Austin Senior High School in southeast Houston, Texas was constructed as a New Deal project with the aid f Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The three-story building, featuring “44 classrooms, a large auditorium, a cafeteria, a gymnasium,… read more

    Storm Sewers – Houston TX

    Date added: November 4, 2014; Modified: March 31, 2018

    A large sewer construction project in Houston, Texas was enabled during the Great Depression byfederal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a grant covering nearly half the total cost of the project ($310,053 of $676,777, not adjusted for… read more

    Memorial Park Development – Houston TX

    Date added: March 31, 2018

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) contributed to the development Memorial Park. “At the close of the war, when the camp was abandoned, part of the site was acquired by the Hogg brothers, who, in 1924, turned 1,000 acres over to… read more

    DePelchin Children’s Center Development – Houston TX

    Date added: March 31, 2018; Modified: March 31, 2018

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) contributed to the early development of the De Pelchin Faith Home and Children’s Bureau. “Construction of the present nine main units began in 1937. The home had on hand $103,000; the City of Houston voted… read more

    University of Houston: Landscaping and Improvements – Houston TX

    Date added: March 31, 2018; Modified: March 31, 2018

    The University of Houston’s old Industrial Building, now known as the Technology Annex, was constructed with the assistance of the Work Projects Administration, a New Deal agency. Houston, a history and guide: “Most of the heavily wooded campus was made… read more

    Julia Ideson Building (Public Library) Murals – Houston TX

    Date added: March 31, 2018; Modified: March 31, 2018

    Oncell: “In 1934, as part of a local Public Works [of] Art Project, three Houston area artists were commissioned to paint murals in the Houston Public Library (HPL) building.  The murals found on the first and second floors of the… read more

    Roy G. Cullen Building (Old Science Building, UH) – Houston TX

    Date added: March 31, 2018; Modified: March 31, 2018

    The University of Houston’s old Science Building, now known as the Roy G. Cullen Building, was constructed as a New Deal project. Houston, a history and guide: “Directly opposite the reflection pool is the SCIENCE BUILDING (open day light hours,… read more