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City Hall (former) – Libby MT

Date added: March 21, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built the Libby City Hall in the mid-1930s. Today the two-story brick building serves as the Police Department. The following excerpt is from “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT PROPOSED PLAN OF MINING AND RECLAMATION TROY PROJECT – ASARCO… read more

University of Montana: Stone Hall – Missoula MT

Date added: March 17, 2018

The Journalism Building on the University of Montana campus in Missoula, now known as Stone Hall, was constructed by the Public Works Administration in 1936-7. The three-story brick structure housed the Journalism School and the printing press of the student newspaper, the… read more

University of Montana: Fine Arts Building – Missoula MT

Date added: March 17, 2018

“Missoula architect C. J. Forbis ushered in a new campus building phase in 1935 with the construction of [what was then the] student union. The building’s placement and modern Art Deco façade broke ranks with the Renaissance Revival style called… read more

Lincoln County Courthouse – Libby MT

Date added: February 14, 2018

The Lincoln County Courthouse (is) truly a story of two buildings in one as the mid-1930s Art Deco-styled courthouse received a totally new front, in a contemporary style, in the 1970s as the town and county expanded in the wake… read more

Airport Improvements – Billings MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. worked to improve what is now known as Billings Logan International Airport, in Montana. W.P.A. project info: “Make improvements to municipal airport” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐91‐66 Total project cost: $295,767.00 Sponsor: City of Billings

Bert Mooney Airport Improvements – Butte MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

Then known as Butte Municipal Airport, the CWA, FERA, and WPA each contributed toward the finishing of the “best equipped landing field in the state.” The Big Timber, MT Pioneer reported in Sept. 1937: “Definite plans were completed for the… read more

Airport Development – Missoula MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. worked to develop what is now known as Missoula International Airport, in Montana. W.P.A. project info: “Develop and improve airport” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐91‐34 Total project cost: $928,324.00 Sponsor: Missoula County

Airport Development – Helena MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. worked to develop what is now known as Helena Regional Airport, in Helena, Montana. W.P.A. project info: “Improve municipal airport” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐91‐168 Total project cost: $201,345.00 Sponsor: City of Helena “Improve municipal airport” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐91‐71… read more

Airport – Havre MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. worked to develop what is now known as Havre City County Airport, in Havre, Montana. W.P.A. project info: “Develop and improve airport” Official Project Number: 265‐1‐91‐58 Total project cost: $522,520.00 Sponsor: City of Havre and Hill County

Lewistown Municipal Airport – Lewistown MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. worked to develop Lewistown Municipal Airport in Montana. Project details: “Develop airport site” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐91‐48 Total project cost: $66,752.00 Sponsor: City of Lewistown “Develop airport site” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐91‐XX Total project cost: $63,975.00 Sponsor: City… read more

Civic Center – Billings MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. constructed a Civic Center in Billings, Montana, ca. 1935-8. The exact location and status of this facility is unknown to Living New Deal. Official Project Number 65‐91‐6550

Fort Missoula Development – Missoula MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. conducted development work at Fort Missoula in Montana. W.P.A. project info: “Construct additions to buildings” Official Project Number: 13‐3‐91‐160 Total project cost: $103,566.00 Sponsor: War Department “Construct additions to buildings” Official Project Number: 13‐3‐91‐35 Total project cost: $125,000.00 Sponsor:… read more

Fort Harrison Development – Fort Harrison MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

The W.P.A. conducted development work at Fort Harrison in Montana. W.P.A. project info: “Construct building and improve grounds” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐91‐4 Total project cost: $591,019.00 Sponsor: Montana State Armory Board “Construct recreation hall and rest room” Official Project Number:… read more

Riverside Park Cabins (relocated) – Laurel MT

Date added: February 8, 2018

“Along the Yellowstone River, the Civilian Conservation Corps put up the buildings at Laurel’s Riverside Park as a place for workers to stay. The site later housed World War II POWs who supplied labor for the surrounding farms. Six of… read more