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Waste disposal plant -  Hibbing MN: the shell concrete domes over the trickling filters

Hibbing Disposal Plant (demolished) – Hibbing MN

Date added: August 21, 2022

The Hibbing Disposal Plant, later named North Wastewater Treatment Plant, was built 1938-1939 in part with funding by the Public Works Administration (PWA). It was known for having two of the world’s largest concrete self-supporting domes. The facility was demolished… read more

Interstate State Park Refractory Shelter, Taylors Falls MN

Interstate State Park Improvements – Taylors Falls MN

Date added: June 20, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built facilities and completed structural improvements at Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls, Minnesota. “The ten CCC/WPA/Rustic Style historic resources at Interstate State Park are included in two historic… read more

View on Pebble Lake Golf Course

Pebble Lake Golf Course – Fergus Falls MN

Date added: June 9, 2022

In 1939 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) helped build the Pebble Lake Golf Course in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. “Through the assistance of a grant by WPA of $61,587,” a writer for Parks & Recreation reported in January of 1939, “construction… read more

“Buffalo River SP Storm Shelter, 2012”

Buffalo River State Park Improvements – Glyndon MN

Date added: June 5, 2022

In 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) pursued a variety of improvements at Buffalo River State Park, which had been established in 1937. “Buffalo River State Park near Glyndon is included in a $900,000 improvement project to be launched by… read more

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City Hall – Winona MN

Date added: May 24, 2022

Winona’s historic city hall was constructed during the Great Depression as a Public Works Administration (PWA) New Deal project. Sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), this three-story brick and Winona stone structure was constructed in 1938-9. The PWA… read more

Clark Field – Saint Cloud MN

Date added: May 18, 2022

Clark field is an athletic field built in St. Cloud by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) and the National Youth Administration (NYA), set up for Technical High School by the principal at the time, Elizabeth Clark. When the field was… read more

Clearwater County Courthouse – Bagley MN

Date added: May 17, 2022

The historic Clearwater County Courthouse was constructed in 1937-8 with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a grant of $29,250 for the project, whose total cost was $90,358. Foss and Company of Fargo, N.D…. read more

SKP South Kawishiwi Pavilion 

South Kawishiwi River Campground – Ely MN

Date added: May 12, 2022

This campground offers a variety of opportunities for campers including fishing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, boating, and bird watching. Sites sit well above the river. The historic log pavilion was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933 and is… read more

Holman Field Administration Building, streetside view (north facade)

Holman Field Administration Building – St. Paul MN

Date added: April 25, 2022

The Holman Field Administration Building at St. Paul Downtown Airport in St. Paul, Minnesota was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: “The Holman Field Administration Building is significant under criterion C as… read more

Dodd Avenue Sidewalk – West St. Paul MN

Date added: April 25, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted numerous sidewalk, curb, road, and other infrastructure projects in West St. Paul, Minnesota. Among the evidence for such projects: On Dodd near Hedge Street there’s [a sidewalk] slab with a 1941 stamp. A map… read more

Gorman Avenue Sidewalks – West St. Paul MN

Date added: April 25, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted numerous sidewalk, curb, road, and other infrastructure projects in West St. Paul, Minnesota. Among the evidence for such projects: On Gorman there’s a sidewalk slab with a 1941 WPA stamp. A map as part… read more

Stryker Avenue Sidewalks – West St. Paul MN

Date added: April 25, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted numerous sidewalk, curb, road, and other infrastructure projects in West St. Paul, Minnesota. Among the evidence for such projects: A two block stretch of Stryker Avenue has a total of seven WPA stamps from… read more