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    "The Harvest"

    Abbeville Museum Mural – Abbeville LA

    Date added: February 14, 2014; Modified: February 29, 2024

    This mural “The Harvest” was originally painted for what was then the Abbeville post office by Louis Raynaud in 1939. Presently, it hangs in the Abbeville Museum downtown. “The Harvest shows men and women harvesting cotton, sugarcane, and muskrat hides. … read more

    Old Winnsboro Post Office

    Post Office (former) Museum – Winnsboro LA

    Date added: August 18, 2012; Modified: August 8, 2023

    This post office was built under the New Deal in 1937 and now houses the “Old Post Office Museum.” An original New Deal mural still hangs in the building.

    "Logging in the Louisiana Swamps"

    Post Office (former) Mural – Winnsboro LA

    Date added: August 18, 2012; Modified: August 8, 2023

    This mural, entitled “Logging in the Louisiana Swamps,” was painted in 1939 by Datus Ensign Myers. Commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, the mural is still in the original post office building—now a local history museum.

    Ruston High School – Ruston LA

    Date added: July 19, 2014; Modified: July 30, 2023

    Described as “an Art Deco gem” (Leighninger, 2007, p. 78), in which “simple geometric forms predominated” (p. 80), Ruston High School was constructed by the PWA in 1939-1940. The original building included an auditorium wing and the central core of… read more

    New Orleans Charity Hospital

    Charity Hospital (derelict) – New Orleans LA

    Date added: December 9, 2011; Modified: July 27, 2023

    Charity Hospital was constructed between 1936 and 1940 in central New Orleans, about a mile north of the downtown by today’s Interstate 10.   Charity Hospital was one of two teaching hospitals which were part of the Medical Center of… read more

    F. Edward Hebert Federal Building – New Orleans LA

    Date added: April 19, 2014; Modified: July 26, 2023

    The F. Edward Hebert Federal Building was built from 1935 to 1939 and is still in use. At the time it was built, the Treasury Department was responsible for all federal buildings. Formerly home to the New Orleans Main Post… read more

    Rayville Light & Water Plant in Rayville, Louisiana in the 1930s

    Rayville Light & Water Plant – Rayville LA

    Date added: December 11, 2014; Modified: November 1, 2022

    The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funds for the completion of the Rayville Light & Water Plant in Rayville, Louisiana during the Great Depression. The plant had been under construction for many years prior to the PWA appropriations, with plans… read more

    Burr’s Ferry Bridge – Leesville LA

    Date added: December 19, 2015; Modified: May 16, 2022

    The Burr’s Ferry Bridge is built over the Sabine River where Texas State Highway 63 and Louisiana State Highway 8 meet. The bridge consists of three Parker though truss spans and 34 concrete girder spans. At the time the bridge… read more

    Cameron Parish Courthouse – Cameron LA

    Date added: January 3, 2012; Modified: May 16, 2022

    The historic Cameron County Courthouse in Cameron, Louisiana was constructed with the aid of Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. “Further testimony to the structures’ solidity can be found in Cameron Parish, where its courthouse was one of the few buildings… read more

    Lower Pontalba Building - New Orleans LA

    Lower Pontalba Building Renovation – New Orleans LA

    Date added: December 21, 2015; Modified: January 19, 2022

    The Pontalba Buildings flank Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans.  The Upper Pontalba Building lies on the west side of the square along St. Peter Street, the Lower Pontalba Building on the east side… read more

    Conrad Albrizio Mural

    Louisiana State Capitol Annex Murals – Baton Rouge LA

    Date added: December 11, 2011; Modified: February 20, 2021

    Conrad Albrizio was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration to paint several murals in the foyer of the Capitol Annex. An exhibit in the foyer today explains that “Albrizio’s murals in the Capitol Annex were designed to illustrate ‘the achievements… read more

    McNeese State University: F. G. Bulber Auditorium – Lake Charles LA

    Date added: January 27, 2021

    Auditorium used for theatre, performances, concerts, and school and city activities. It is still used today. First referred to as “Junior College Auditorium”, then named “McNeese Main Auditorium”, and later “F. G. Bulber Auditorium.” The building was the first building… read more