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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

Lewisport High School (former) – Lewisport KY

Date added: February 19, 2019

The Works Progress Administration built the Lewisport High School in Lewisport, Hancock County, KY in 1938. The Lewisport High School was located on 2nd Street in Lewisport, KY from 1938-2018. In January 2018 it was demolished to be replaced with… read more

Frances School Gymnasium – Marion KY

Date added: April 17, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built the Frances School Gymnasium in 1938. The gym is a 102′ x 60′ balloon frame building sitting on a poured concrete foundation. It has steel beams supporting the roof and the exterior is clad in… read more