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Sunset Court

Sunset Court (demolished) – Vincennes IN

Date added: September 25, 2022

Pearl City was an area of Vincennes that was described by the newspapers in the 1930’s at the time as an area next to the Wabash River that was filled with hovels made of crates and tin and occupied by… read more

Wilson Park Entrance

Wilson Park Entrance – Bedford IN

Date added: September 20, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Wilson Park Entrance in Bedford IN in 1936. According to Ron Bell writing for Times-Mail, the WPA added “new entrances at Otis, Thornton and Wilson parks […]”

Kennedy Park Improvements – South Bend IN

Date added: June 9, 2022

The National Youth Administration (NYA) pursued improvements at South Bend’s Kennedy Park in 1939. The park was known as Bendix Park during the New Deal. “Plans for beautifying Bendix Park are being completed by the board of park commissioners of… read more

Hammond Post Office & Court House (1941)

Federal Building (former) – Hammond IN

Date added: May 18, 2022

This neoclassical style building was competed in 1939 and housed the U.S. Court House and Post Office. Today, it is owned by the Hammond Baptist Church and is used as their main office.

Huron Cemetery Improvements – Mitchell IN

Date added: May 18, 2022

The Works Progress Administration excavated and constructed stone drives, straightened the monuments, improved the grounds, and constructed the entrance posts at Huron Cemetery in Huron, Indiana. $3022 was budgeted for project.

Michigan City Naval Armory

National Guard Armory – Michigan City IN

Date added: May 3, 2022

What is presently the Indiana Army National Guard Armory was constructed as the Michigan City Naval Armory with the assistance of Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor. A plaque states the completion date as October 1939.

WPA structure

Humphreys Park – Linton IN

Date added: January 1, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed facilities in Linton, Indiana’s Humphreys Park in 1938.

Attica Armory (Former) – Attica IN

Date added: December 23, 2021

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) made improvements to the Attica Armory in Attica IN. The armory is presently vacant. The structure is designed in the Art Deco style that is characteristic of New Deal era projects.  The DOD WPA Inventory lists… read more

Scout Cabin - Veedersburg IN

Veedersburg Scout Cabin – Veedersburg IN

Date added: November 20, 2021

The Veedersburg Scout Cabin is a community building constructed by the Works Progress Administration in Veedersburg IN in 1935. Further confirmation of the construction date needed. 

Former Indiana State Police Post – Seymour IN

Date added: August 22, 2021

The first State Police Post outside Indianapolis, it was used by the State Police until 2010. The Indiana Finance Authority sought to demolish the building in 2012, but it has been preserved, so far, Presently (May 2021) being used as… read more

Cascade Park, Bloomington, IN 

Cascades Park – Bloomington IN

Date added: July 3, 2021

The Works Progress Administration built facilities in Cascades Park in Bloomington, Indiana. The original construction included drinking fountains, shelters, picnic tables of limestone slabs. Today the park spans 68 acres with original features, hiking trails, softball fields.

WPA outhouse

WPA Outhouse (Jackson County History Center) – Brownstown IN

Date added: April 25, 2021

This Works Progress Administration outhouse was relocated to the county historical society property. It was built in a shop, moved to the original site, and installed by WPA. WPA programs like the Indiana Community Sanitation Program directly affected an astounding… read more

Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium - Jasper IN

Cabby O’Neill Gymnasium – Jasper IN

Date added: April 14, 2021

The facility served as Jasper (Indiana) High School Gym, 1939-1977 and Jasper Middle School gymnasium until 2009. It was named for the coach of the 1949 Jasper High School State Championship basketball team in 1984. It is still owned by the school… read more