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Memorial Auditorium – Burlington IA

Date added: December 15, 2020

Burlington Memorial Auditorium, located near the Mississippi River, was built by the Works Progress Administration and opened in May of 1939. It was first used as a U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center and by the supply company of the 136th… read more

Anamosa Post Office – Anamosa IA

Date added: June 18, 2020

Federal Works Agency (FWA) built the City of Anamosa, Iowa Post Office. The Cornerstone of the building lists John Carmody, the Administrator of the Federal Works Project.

Reeve Electric Association Plant – Hampton IA

Date added: January 18, 2020

Electric power plant built with the support of the Rural Electrification Administration (REA). Today, the structure serves as a county historical society museum.

Ames High School – Ames IA

Date added: January 18, 2020

The Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (Public Works Administration) funded the construction of the Ames High school. Today, the building serves as the Ames City Hall.

Library Hall Remodeling – Dexter IA

Date added: August 10, 2018

The Works Progress Administration remodeled of a two-story brick structure into a one-story library and community hall, 1938-1939. The construction costs were $4,o62 in federal funds and $348 in city funds.

Stadium – Davenport IA

Date added: December 9, 2017

“Along the Upper Mississippi, WPA employees built … Municipal Stadium (now Modern Woodman Park) in Davenport, Iowa …”

Sewers – Clinton IA

Date added: December 9, 2017

The W.P.A. conducted “storm water drain” development work in Clinton, Iowa.

Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge – Moline IL to Bettendorf IA

Date added: October 31, 2017

The northbound I-74 bridge, a.k.a. Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge, was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. The P.W.A. supplied a $1,124,000 loan and $403,400 grant for the project, whose total cost was $1,471,244. Construction occurred between June 1934 and… read more

Street Car Track Removal – Dubuque IA

Date added: October 31, 2017

“In 1942 Dubuque’s 2.5 miles of street car tracks were ripped up for the war effort. The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) removed the rails and replaced the pavement. Interstate Power Company agreed to supply some of the needed equipment. Money… read more

Post Office – Corydon IA

Date added: August 17, 2017

The historic Corydon post office was constructed ca. 1940 with Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in service.

Buffalo Creek Park Dam – Coggon IA

Date added: June 19, 2017

The New Deal dam in Coggon, located in northeastern Linn County, was replaced in 1967 by the current dam, known as the Buffalo Creek Park Dam.41 The New Deal dam was built in order to restore Manhattan Lake in Coggon…. read more

Independence Low Dam – Independence IA

Date added: June 19, 2017

Just before the phase-out of the CWA began in January 1934, the City of Independence applied successfully for CWA funds to build a trio of small dams across the Wapsipinicon at Independence downstream from the city’s mill dam. On further… read more

Littleton Dam – Littleton IA

Date added: June 19, 2017

The first of the four known New Deal dams constructed in the Wapsipinicon watershed, the Littleton Dam, started as a locally funded project. Its construction was supported by the State Fish and Game Commission because the dam fit into the… read more