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Ken Locke Athletic Field – Knoxville IA

Date added: June 21, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Ken Locke Athletic Field (previously called the called Knoxville WPA Athletic Field) in Knoxville IA.  

Jefferson Municipal Pool

Jefferson Municipal Swimming Pool – Jefferson IA

Date added: April 10, 2022

The municipal pool in Jefferson, Iowa was constructed with funds from the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It was opened to the public in July of 1937. One of over a dozen public pools constructed in Iowa with the aid of… read more

The Dubuque Pool as Front-Page News

Dubuque Swimming Pool – Dubuque IA

Date added: March 27, 2022

The public swimming pool at Rafferty Slough in Dubuque, IA was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1937. Measuring 75 x 225 feet, the Dubuque pool was the largest and most expensive of a number of publicly constructed… read more

“Old Adel Pool”

Adel Swimming Pool – Adel IA

Date added: March 18, 2022

A public swimming pool in Adel IA was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1935. One of the earliest municipal pools constructed in Iowa, the facility was around for a good share of historical events – war, environmental disasters,… read more

Postcard of Edmundson Park Pool, Oskaloosa IA

Edmondson Park Pool – Oskaloosa IA

Date added: March 2, 2022

The Edmondson Park Swimming Pool and Bathhouse in Oskaloos IA was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1937. It was one of over a dozen public swimming pools constructed in Iowa during the New Deal. The Oskaloosa pool… read more

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 …”