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    Shields Bridge – Jasper AL

    Date added: November 20, 2017; Modified: November 27, 2017

    The Works Progress Administration built the Shields Bridge over Blackwater Creek in Jasper, Walker County. The Shields bridge was the first one of seven other identical bridges built in Walker County.

    Municipal Auditorium – Jasper AL

    Date added: November 22, 2017; Modified: November 27, 2017

    The Works Progress Administration built the City Auditorium adjacent to Town Creek Park in Jasper. The structure is made of stone masonry with a concrete shingles roof.

    Walker County Jail – Jasper AL

    Date added: November 14, 2017; Modified: November 27, 2017

    The Works Progress Administration built a new county jail in Jasper, Walker County, circa 1937. The exact location and condition of the structure is unknown to the Living New Deal.

    Jasper City Hall – Jasper AL

    Date added: November 24, 2017; Modified: November 24, 2017

    The Works Progress Administration built the Jasper City Hall, circa 1937. The exact location and condition of this facility is unknown to the Living New Deal.

    Walker County Home – Jasper AL

    Date added: November 24, 2017

    The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Walker County Home in Jasper. The exact location or condition of this facility is unknown to the Living New Deal.  

    18th Street Paving – Jasper AL

    Date added: November 21, 2017; Modified: November 22, 2017

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out paving work on 18th Street in Jasper. According to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Jasper Land Company, the WPA’s road improvement work brought an increase in housing construction.

    Town Creek Park – Jasper AL

    Date added: November 22, 2017; Modified: November 22, 2017

    The Works Progress Administration built a park that included a stone bridge over Town Creek.

    People’s Hospital (demolished) – Jasper AL

    Date added: November 14, 2017; Modified: November 18, 2017

    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) built a hospital in Jasper, ca. 1934. The project was started by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and completed by ERA. The facility, which was located at Birmingham Ave. and 19th St., has since been… read more