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"Lapeer State Home and Training School, March 1937"

Lapeer State Home and Training Facility – Lapeer MI

Date added: January 3, 2023

The Lapeer State Home and Training Facility was used as a house for the mentally feeble and those suffering from epilepsy or other medical conditions. Originally established in 1895, it was previously known as both the Michigan Home and Training… read more

Fountain of the Pioneers (removed) – Kalamazoo MI

Date added: December 14, 2022

Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park featured an Art Deco-style fountain built with help from the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The fountain was located toward the east side of the park. Kalamazoo Business and Professional Women’s Club held a competition, awarding the first… read more

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Detroit Zoological Park Improvements – Royal Oak MI

Date added: June 19, 2022

New Deal agencies undertook a variety of improvements at the Detroit Zoological Park in Royal Oak, Michigan. Between 1933 and 1937, the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded and… read more

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Detroit Zoological Park Exhibit Improvements – Royal Oak MI

Date added: June 18, 2022

New Deal agencies undertook a variety of improvements at the Detroit Zoological Park in Royal Oak, Michigan. Between 1933 and 1937, the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded and… read more

Brewster Homes – Detroit MI

Date added: May 17, 2022

The Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects (officially named the Frederick Douglass Homes, and alternately named Frederick Douglass Projects, Frederick Douglass Apartments, Brewster-Douglass Homes, and Brewster-Douglass Projects) were the largest residential housing project owned by the city of Detroit. It was one of… read more

Mackinac Island Relief Map – Mackinac Island MI

Date added: December 24, 2017

“Perhaps one of the most unique contributions from WPA artists is a large relief map of Mackinac Island. Measuring ninety-one inches by fifty-three inches, and made from wood, plaster, and foam, the map is impressive to look at to this… read more

Historic Marker [Ft. Mackinac] – Mackinac Island MI

Date added: December 24, 2017

On display at the second floor of the Soldiers’ Barracks of Fort Mackinac is one of many “incredibly detailed, two-sided oak signs showing scenes of the island’s heritage,” that were hand-carved by WPA artisans. This example, “Built 1829 // Presbyterian Mission… read more

Historic Marker [Manoogian Museum] – Mackinac Island MI

Date added: December 24, 2017

Located inside The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum is one of many “incredibly detailed, two-sided oak signs showing scenes of the island’s heritage,” that were hand-carved by WPA artisans. This example, “Retail Store // American Fur Co // 1818 –… read more

Historic Markers [Stuart House] – Mackinac Island MI

Date added: December 24, 2017

On display at the Stuart House City Museum on Mackinac Island are four (or possibly five) of what were many “incredibly detailed, two-sided oak signs showing scenes of the island’s heritage,” that were hand-carved by WPA artisans. As of 2017 the… read more

Historic Marker [Court House] – Mackinac Island MI

Date added: December 24, 2017

In front of the Mackinac Island Courthouse and Police Department building is one of many “incredibly detailed, two-sided oak signs showing scenes of the island’s heritage,” that were hand-carved by WPA artisans. As of 2017 this example, created by J. W…. read more