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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.

Benton Grammar School Walt Disney Murals – Kansas City MO

Date added: August 15, 2021

Walt Disney contributed drawings for WPA murals at Benton Grammar School (the school he attended as a boy, later renamed Holmes Elementary). The murals were completed by WPA artists and delighted children for decades.

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

Vine Hill School and Community Building – Cape Fair MO

Date added: March 16, 2018

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Vine Hill School and Community Building (also known as Horney Buck School) in 1939 in Cape Fair. The building served as a school during the week, as a community center on Saturdays, and as an interdenominational… read more

Cave Spring School Restrooms – Sarcoxie MO

Date added: February 17, 2018

A 2012  Nation Register of Historic Places Registration Form describes the restroom structures built by the Works Progress Administration circa 1935: “Behind the school, near the southwest and northwest corners of the property are two stone privies. Thought to have… read more

Mark Twain Memorial Bridge (demolished) – Hannibal MO to IL

Date added: February 15, 2018

The former Mark Twain Memorial Bridge, spanning the Mississippi River between Hannibal, Missouri and Illinois, was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. A preserved portion of the old Mark Twain Memorial Bridge remains on the west bank of the… read more

Ozark County Courthouse – Gainesville MO

Date added: February 14, 2018

Encouraged by possible assistance from the federal government, voters approved a $20,000 bond issue by a ten to one margin in September 1938, as a 55 percent shared cost of the Work Projects Administration project. Earl Hawkins, of Springfield, drew… read more

Brownville Bridge – Brownville NE to MO

Date added: May 8, 2017

Brownville Bridge, which carries U.S. 136 over the Missouri River between Nebraska and Missouri, was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. Completed in 1939, the now-free bridge originally featured tolls.

Turner Middle School – St. Louis MO

Date added: January 25, 2017

This art deco style building was constructed by the PWA in 1938-1940. It was originally occupied by Stowe Teachers College, a college for black educators. It was named after Charles Turner, an educator and scientist.

Blanchette Park – St. Charles MO

Date added: January 25, 2017

Blanchette Park is a large park overlooking the Missouri River Valley in northern St. Charles which was the first Missouri State Capital. The WPA’s work in the park included a swimming pool, lake, walks and fences, and remodeling of Memorial… read more