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    Uniontown Gymnasium

    Harkins Hall – Uniontown KY

    Date added: April 29, 2024; Modified: April 30, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration built Harkins Hall in Uniontown KY in 1938. The building served as a Gymnasium/Community Hall. The  structure was built on a concrete base to withstand flooding after the town had experienced recurrent flooding events. 

    Postcard showing the NYA-built Murray Woman’s Clubhouse

    Murray Woman’s Club Clubhouse – Murray KY

    Date added: August 12, 2021; Modified: February 23, 2024

    In 1938, the National Youth Administration (NYA) constructed the Murray Woman’s Club Clubhouse. It is made of limestone and was built in the Tudor Revival architectural style. During World War II, “The Red Cross set up hospital rooms in the… read more

    Morganfield Legion Park Development – Morganfield KY

    Date added: November 22, 2023; Modified: December 6, 2023

    Works Progress Administration (WPA) helped develop Morganfield Legion Park in Morganfield, Kentucky.  The WPA relief workers built a recreation hall (known locally as the “Legion Hut”); a pool and pool house; tennis courts; playgrounds; and a football stadium and field… read more

    Glover Cary Bridge – Owensboro KY to IN

    Date added: May 8, 2017; Modified: September 20, 2023

    Glover Cary Bridge spans the Ohio River, connecting Owensboro, Kentucky to Indiana. The bridge was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project in 1940.

    Princeton Road – Hopkinsville KY

    Date added: August 10, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed Princeton Road, a.k.a. Kentucky State Route 91, in Christian County, Kentucky in 1936-9.

    Morgan County High School in West Liberty 

    Morgan County High School (former) – West Liberty KY

    Date added: August 8, 2023; Modified: August 8, 2023

    The 1935-1937 Morgan County High School was constructed of native stone and timber in West Liberty, KY. The construction was begun as a KERA project, but completed by the Works Progress Administration. It served as the high school until the… read more

    Western Kentucky University Buildings – Bowling Green KY

    Date added: May 2, 2015; Modified: July 13, 2023

    Western Kentucky University received money from the PWA for the construction of the Kentucky Building and of Cherry Hall in the late 1930s. WPA and PWA assistance also helped build a new music building. Henry Hardin Cherry Hall, named in… read more

    Post Office – Fort Thomas KY

    Date added: April 17, 2014; Modified: July 11, 2023

    The stately branch post office in Fort Thomas, Kentucky was constructed with federal funding and opened in 1940. The building houses an example of New Deal artwork in its lobby.

    "General G. H. Thomas and Philip Sheridan"

    Post Office Mural – Fort Thomas KY

    Date added: April 19, 2014; Modified: July 11, 2023

    The historic Fort Thomas post office houses a Section of Fine Arts mural: “General G. H. Thomas and Philip Sheridan,” painted by Lucienne Bloch in 1942.

    Left, top to bottom - Jack Dempsey (identified as Manassas Mauler, Jim Thorpe, Ty Cobb.  Right, top to bottom - Paavo Nurmi, Red Grange, Babe Ruth

    Rhea Stadium – Russellville KY

    Date added: April 17, 2023; Modified: April 18, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration built Rhea Stadium in Russellville, Kentucky. The stadium is part of the Russellville High School. A historical sign on site reads, “Rhea Stadium was named for Thomas S. Rhea, a local & state political figure. It… read more

    Dupont Lodge hotel lobby

    Dupont Lodge – Corbin KY

    Date added: February 20, 2022; Modified: February 20, 2023

    Dupont Lodge is a 96 room hotel including lodge rooms and cottages in Cumberland Falls State Park. Amenities: full service restaurant, 3 meeting spaces, outdoor pool, horseback riding (Memorial Day- Labor Day), camping (April-October), hiking trails, gift shop, planned recreation… read more

    Interior of the former Magnolia Elementary School Gymnasium - Magnolia KY

    Magnolia Elementary School Gymnasium (former) – Magnolia KY

    Date added: January 9, 2023; Modified: January 15, 2023

    Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Magnolia Elementary School Gymnasium. The architect of record was Harry E. Boyle & Co. Architects and Engineers of Evansville, Indiana. PWA Docket No. KY-1375-F. The structure is currently part of a… read more