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Cascades Park – Bloomington IN

Date added: July 3, 2021

The Works Progress Administration built facilities in Cascades Park in Bloomington IN, 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 (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

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

Mounds State Park Pavilion – Anderson IN

Date added: December 14, 2020

The National Youth Administration (NYA) built the Mounds State Park Pavilion in Anderson IN. The pavilion holds up to 150 people and is still in service.

Crystal Beach Pool and Bath House – Madison IN

Date added: August 8, 2020

Works Progress Administration built the Crystal Beach Pool and Bath House in Madison IN. The National Parks Service describes the history of the pool: “Madison’s Crystal Beach Swimming Pool and Bath House are two monuments of the WPA’s work in… read more

William A. Wirt School – Gary IN

Date added: June 27, 2018

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of a public school in Gary in 1939. The structure was altered with an addition in the 1960s.

United States Penitentiary – Terre Haute IN

Date added: April 9, 2018

United States Penitentiary Terre Haute was built between 1938 and 1940. The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce raised $50,000 to buy the land. The Public Works Administration largely funded the $3,000,000 cost for the facility. It took 125,000 person-days to… read more

Post Office – Attica IN

Date added: November 3, 2017

The historic post office in Attica, Indiana was constructed in 1935 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in service.

Post Office – Fowler IN

Date added: November 3, 2017

The historic post office in Fowler, Indiana was constructed in 1939-40 with Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in service.

Post Office Sculpture – Fowler IN

Date added: November 3, 2017

Nat Warner completed the cast stone sculpture, “Rest During Prairie Plowing,” in 1940. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It is created for, and is still viewable in, the lobby of the Fowler post office.

Post Office – Delphi IN

Date added: November 3, 2017

The historic post office building in Delphi, Indiana was constructed in 1936 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building is still in service.

Birch Bayh Federal Building Friezes – Indianapolis IN

Date added: November 3, 2017

The Birch Bayh Federal Building annex (the rear portion of the building, toward E. New York St.) features two vehicular entrances—one at the northeast and one at the northwest corner of the building. They are capped by identical limestone friezes, titled “Distribution… read more