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St. Cloud Historical Marker – St. Cloud MN

Date added: May 8, 2021

The St. Cloud Historical Marker in St. Cloud MN is a site that was constructed in 1937, by the NYA, a sub-unit of the WPA. The site was designed by A. R. Nichols and is a historical marker that commemorates… read more

Cascade River Overlook – Lutsen MN

Date added: May 4, 2021

In 1934 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) implemented a camp at the Spruce Creek State Park for drought relief by Robert E. Fechner (p.4, The Minneapolis Star), who was selected by President Roosevelt to direct the CCC (Roosevelts tree army)…. read more

Jasper School Addition – Jasper MN

Date added: December 31, 2020

Here’s the summary I wrote for the Docomomo US MN listing on our registry, heavily borrowing from the application linked below: Original section built in 1911 (designed by W.E.E. Greene of Luverne; Builder: Boyd Construction Co.; cost: $30,000), four additions… read more

Westport School – Westport MN

Date added: December 27, 2020

The Works Progress Administration built the Westport School in Westport MN. The structure has a simple, Moderne exterior. Most windows have since been bricked up. Minnesota Historical Society has a photo from initial construction [2056-A (Negative Number)] from the Works Progress… read more

Eagle Bend School – Eagle Bend MN

Date added: December 24, 2020

In December 1939 the Eagle Bend School burned down, causing $110,000 in damage and destroying a gymnasium constructed by the Public Works Administration in 1934. While deliberating on new construction on January 31, 1940, the members of the Eagle Bend… read more

Lakeside Gymnasium – Chisago City MN

Date added: December 18, 2020

The Lakeside School was built in 1918 in Chisago City, MN. The original school was not built with an auditorium or anywhere for entertainment, plays, etc. and after 30 years the gymnasium in the school had fallen into disarray and… read more

Paynesville Sidewalks and Curbs – Paynesville MN

Date added: December 9, 2020

Starting in the spring of 1938, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) team laid 2,000 square feet of sidewalk and 4,000 linear feet of curbing in downtown Paynesville MN. The St. Cloud Times reported that the Stearns Country WPA projects were… read more

University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center – Cloquet MN

Date added: July 9, 2020

The UMN Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) is the primary research and demonstration forest for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, currently a research and outreach center (ROC) for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences. The Cloquet Forestry Center… read more

Todd County Fairgrounds grandstand – Long Prairie MN

Date added: May 17, 2020

The Todd County Fairgrounds Grandstand was constructed in 1940. It was the largest Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in the county. The workers began pouring concrete in the spring. The grandstand was a labor-intensive effort. The size of the work… read more

Long Prairie River Diversion – Long Prairie MN

Date added: May 16, 2020

In 1938, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) decided to diverge the Long Prairie River to address issues that were both economic and community-driven. Long Prairie and Osakis are two small, rural, farming communities in Minnesota less than 30 minutes from… read more

Village Hall – Inver Grove Heights MN

Date added: May 12, 2020

The Village hall, as of now situated off River Road and 66th Street, was worked in 1934 through the assistance of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), as per “History of Inver Grove Heights: Minnesota’s Treasure 1858-1990,” by Lois Glewwe. Its… read more

Selke Field – St. Cloud MN

Date added: May 1, 2020

The Selke Field Stone Wall was built in 1937 and was funded by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A) during the Great Depression. Chris Tessari, the construction crew foreman, and Harry Phinney, the W.P.A representative, both played a large role in… read more

Greenbush School – Greenbush MN

Date added: March 6, 2020

The WPA built the Greenbush School in Greenbush MN. According to the Greenbush Local Government website: “[…] Superintendent Marvin Lueck, President Dr. H. C. Stone, Treasurer O. K. Christianson, and direc­ tor Matt Kotchevar went to St. Paul to interview… read more