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Postage stamp of B&O No. 50 and Abraham Lincoln train 

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Locomotive No. 50 – St. Louis MO

Date added: May 22, 2022

In 1934, the Public Works Administration (PWA) loaned the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad $900,000 for 16 streamlined cars, one diesel-electric locomotive [No. 50], and enough “… to rebuild a steam engine [the “Lady Baltimore”] to develop exceptionally high speed” (The… read more

St. Joseph Fire Station #7 (former) – St. Joseph MO

Date added: April 10, 2022

Originally constructed as St. Joseph Fire Station Number Seven, the building at 919 Corby Street was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The station was moved across the street from an earlier firehouse just across… read more

Harrison County Courthouse (postcard)

Harrison County Courthouse – Bethany MO

Date added: April 10, 2022

Sometimes misattributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Bethany, Missouri’s Harrison County Courthouse and jail was enabled by the provision of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The stately Art Deco project was authorized in an election in 1938 as… read more

Muchenberger Center

Muchenberger Center (former) – St. Joseph MO

Date added: April 10, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) refurbished an old factory and turned it into a neighborhood center, primarily serving impoverished children. The idle Muchenberger Center resides at what had been the corner of 5th Street and Sycamore Street before highway development… read more

Swope Park Swimming Pool. 

Swope Park Pool – Kansas City MO

Date added: August 19, 2021

Swope Park Swimming Pool was built with Works Progress Administration funds in 1941. It is located north of The Lagoon and west of Blue River in Swope Park.

Cuivre River State Park – Troy MO

Date added: March 6, 2021

Established as the Cuivre River Recreation Demonstration Area in 1934 by the National Park Service. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 3771 built roads and structures throughout the park. The park was turned over to the state of Missouri in 1946… read more

Liberty Memorial Improvements – Kansas City MO

Date added: October 8, 2018

Now known as the National WWI Museum and Memorial, what was then the Liberty Memorial was the recipient of efforts on the part of multiple New Deal agencies. National Register of Historic Places nomination form: Numerous small-scale features are located throughout… read more

Dade County Courthouse – Greenfield MO

Date added: April 6, 2018

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Dade County Courthouse in Greenfield. The courthouse was designed in Classical Revival Style by the architectural firm of Fred C. Bonsack and Harvey J. Pearce, from St. Louis. The contractor was C F Rinehart… read more

Cedar County Courthouse – Stockton MO

Date added: March 21, 2018

Th Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Cedar County Courthouse in Stockton, in 1938. According to information published by the University of Missouri Extension, “Cedar County Courthouse is the third for the county in the first of this… read more