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Royal Blue Tobacco Card

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad: Royal Blue Train – Baltimore MD

Date added: August 11, 2022

In 1934, Daniel Willard, president of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) railroad, “negotiated a $900,000 Public Works Administration loan which would be used to make B & O’s New York-Washington line an industry-wide proving ground for various types of lightweight… read more

“Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge”

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge – Cambridge MD

Date added: March 18, 2022

In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) achieved considerable infrastructural and land management improvements at the formerly-named Blackwater Migratory Bird Refuge near Cambridge Maryland. Maintained by the U.S. Biological Survey, the refuge covers an area of 8,241 acres, including marshes… read more

Post Office (former) – Havre de Grace MD

Date added: February 13, 2018

The historic (former) Havre de Grace post office was constructed in 1936 with Treasury Department funds. The building is now privately owned.

Choptank River Bridge – Cambridge MD

Date added: October 4, 2016

The PWA completed this bridge across the Choptank River at Cambridge in 1935. In 1987, a more modern bridge was built, rendering this bridge superfluous. The steel spans were removed, and the two sides now serve as fishing piers.

University of Maryland Buildings – College Park MD

Date added: October 4, 2016

The PWA, in addition to the WPA, was involved in building the University of Maryland campus. From the United States Community Improvement Appraisal: “The University of Maryland has been the beneficiary of funds furnished by the United States Government through… read more

Post Office (former) – Ellicott City MD

Date added: August 23, 2016

The historic former Ellicott City post office was constructed ca. 1940 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, presently serves as Howard County’s Tourism & Promotion building.

"Scenes of Old Ellicott City"

Post Office (former) Mural – Ellicott City MD

Date added: August 23, 2016

This 1942 Section of Fine Arts tempera on plaster mural depicts “Scenes of Old Ellicott City.” The mural is 4′ by 12′ and was painted by R. Dunne for what was the then-new (and now former) Ellicott City post office.

Pier Eight (former) Reconstruction – Baltimore MD

Date added: June 6, 2016

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) reconstructed what was then Pier No. 8 in Baltimore Harbor. Believed destroyed, the exact location of Pier Eight is unknown to Living New Deal. Maryland WPA Project #18.

Preston Gardens Restoration – Baltimore MD

Date added: June 6, 2016

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted improvement and restoration work in Preston Gardens in Baltimore. Work included grading, planting, and the restoration of green space in the park. Maryland WPA Project #16.

Pier Six Repairs – Baltimore MD

Date added: June 6, 2016

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted repairs to Pier Six in Baltimore. Maryland WPA Project #157.