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    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

    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

    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

    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

    Interior of the former Magnolia Elementary School Gymnasium - Magnolia KY

    Magnolia Elementary School Gymnasium (former) – Magnolia KY

    Date added: January 9, 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

    Blue Grass Airport - Lexington KY

    Blue Grass Airport – Lexington KY

    Date added: August 25, 2022

    The Civil Works Administration built the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington KY. According to the town budget report for 1933, the city share for the airport under CWA was $1,362 as part of a total budget of $22,427 spent in… read more

    Laurel Cove Amphitheater

    Laurel Cove Amphitheater – Pineville KY

    Date added: May 18, 2022

    “Another distinctive and ambitious project was at Pine Mountain, the site of the annual Mountain Laurel Festival. CCC corpsmen excavated an amphitheater from the hillside and constructed new seats and facilities for the thousands of visitors who made the annual… read more

    La Salle Place

    La Salle Place – Louisville KY

    Date added: March 4, 2022

    La Salle Place is a 210 unit low income housing project that was one of 50 slum clearance and low income housing projects nationwide. It covers over 14 acres, cost $1,200,000 and was built on empty land. It was built… read more

    Dupont Lodge hotel lobby

    Dupont Lodge – Corbin KY

    Date added: February 20, 2022

    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

    Postcard showing the NYA-built Murray Woman’s Clubhouse

    Murray Woman’s Club Clubhouse – Murray KY

    Date added: August 12, 2021

    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

    Ezel High School Improvements – Ezel KY

    Date added: June 6, 2021

    The National Youth Administration completed improvements at the Ezel High School. A team of 18 NYA boys remodeled an old residence that was converted in the science building. The crew consolidated the foundation, added a sewer line to the street,… read more

    Hopkins County Hospital – Madisonville KY

    Date added: January 14, 2021

    Hopkins County Hospital was built in 1937-38 with Work Progress Administration Funds and private citizen contributions. Originally, it was built to house 54 beds as a private, non-profit medical facility.

    Post Office (former) – Corbin KY

    Date added: April 21, 2019

    The Treasury Department funded the construction of the former Post office in Corbin, KY. The structure was built on East Center Street (now Roy Kidd Avenue). Today, the former Post Office serves as the Corbin Independent School District Building. The building… read more

    Laurel County Board Of Education – London KY

    Date added: April 21, 2019

    Set back from Main Street (US 25) this building is a former school with a historical marker in front indicating it was the site of the 1826 Laurel Seminary which opened in 1858. Became a Common School 1870-1884, private to… read more