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    St. Louis Lambert International Airport Development – St. Louis MO

    Date added: July 11, 2024; Modified: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) worked to develop St. Louis Lambert International Airport (or, as it was then known, Lambert Field) in St. Louis, Missouri. Per a DoD report: Description: Improve air field; Project No. 65-1-55-119;… read more

    Fort Leonard Wood Development – Fort Leonard Wood MO

    Date added: July 11, 2024; Modified: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted multiple construction and development projects at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Per a DoD survey, the WPA did the following: Description: Construct and improve facilities; Project No. 165-3-55-445; Cost: $50,792.00;… read more

    Jefferson City National Cemetery Improvements – Jefferson City MO

    Date added: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted improvement work at Jefferson City National Cemetery in Jefferson City, Missouri. As detailed in a DoD report: Project description: General repair of buildings and grounds; Project No. 265‐55‐8008; Cost: $23,562.00;… read more

    Jefferson Barracks Development – St. Louis MO

    Date added: July 11, 2024; Modified: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted large-scale construction and development projects at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri. Per a DoD report: Description: Rehabilitate buildings and facilities; Project No. 113-3-55-69; Cost: $50,000.00; Sponsor: War Department Repair… read more

    Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Improvements – St. Louis MO

    Date added: April 12, 2015; Modified: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) worked to improve the grounds of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. VA.gov: From April 1936 through the early 1940s, Depression-era government make-work programs brought improvements to the cemetery…. read more

    Mississippi River: Land Clearing – Portage des Sioux MO

    Date added: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) undertook projects to clear land to aid in navigability of the Mississippi River in the vicinity of Portage des Sioux, Missouri. As detailed in a DoD report: Location: Portage des Sioux,… read more

    Mississippi River Improvements – Clarksville MO

    Date added: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) undertook the following project, as detailed in a DoD report: Location: Clarksville, Pikes County; Project description: Make improvements along Mississippi River; Project No. 165-2-55-244; Cost: $17,064.00; Sponsor: War Department, District Engineer,… read more

    Drainage and Flood Control – Jackson County MO

    Date added: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) undertook the following project, as detailed in a DoD report: Location: Jackson County; Project description: Improve drainage facilities and perform flood control work; Project No. 265-1-55-42; Cost: $156,053.00; Sponsor: Jackson County… read more

    Mississippi River: Land Clearing – Hannibal MO

    Date added: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) undertook projects to clear land to aid in navigability of the Mississippi River in the vicinity of Hannibal, Missouri. As detailed in a DoD report: Location: Marion, Ralls Counties; Project description:… read more

    Springfield National Cemetery Improvements – Springfield MO

    Date added: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted improvement work at Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. As detailed in a DoD report: Project description: Improve cemetery; Project No. 165-3-55-51; Cost: $7,300.00; Sponsor: Commanding General, 7th Corps Area,… read more

    Camp Crowder – Neosho MO

    Date added: July 11, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration / Work Projects Administration (WPA) developed Camp Crowder outside Neosho, Missouri. One massive allocation was noted in a DoD report: Project description: Make general improvements; Project No. 265-2-55-109; Cost: $1,136,571.00; Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Camp Crowder, U.S…. read more

    Renn Addition Sewers – Jefferson City MO

    Date added: July 8, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) engaged in “Construction of sanitary sewer in the Renn addition. The addition is in the northeast part of the city and at the present time does not have a sewerage system. Cost of construction is… read more

    Playground Erosion Control – Jefferson City MO

    Date added: July 8, 2024; Modified: July 8, 2024

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted work “building rip rap wall along the creek in the negro playground between Atchison and Ashley streets on Missouri avenue.” This is, “large stones placed to prevent erosion, along Wears Creek and Dunklin Boulevard… read more

    Washington School (demolished) Addition – Jefferson City MO

    Date added: July 8, 2024; Modified: July 8, 2024

    The former Washington School facility was located on Elm Street between Lafayette and Cherry Streets in Jefferson City, Missouri. “The Washington School, the segregated school for Blacks in Jefferson City, also added a [gymnasium / auditorium] in 1938 through the… read more

    Lincoln University – Jefferson City MO

    Date added: July 8, 2024

    Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri was the recipient of large amounts of federal support for New Deal construction and development projects during the Great Depression. In addition to four halls developed with Public Works Administration (PWA) funds: Bennett Hall,… read more