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Cranberry High School Gym – Elk Park NC

Date added: April 27, 2021

Originally a gym for Cranberry High School. Now owned by an alumni group and used for various functions. The WPA began building the gymnasium on January 27, 1937. The construction employed sixty workers and cost $12,000. On the cusp of… read more

Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Charlotte NC

Date added: December 12, 2020

In 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) allotted funds for a 3 runway airport in Charlotte. Charlotte’s major airport was built between 1935 and 1937. The WPA also built the Douglas Airport Hangar is located at 4108 Airport Drive in Charlotte,… read more

Ceasar Cone Elementary School – Greensboro NC

Date added: May 17, 2020

Elementary school built in 1935 with funding from the Public Works Administration and Proximity Manufacturing Company for the White Oak New Town mill village community founded by the Cone Mills Corporation, then among the largest denim manufacturers in the world. Still… read more

Western Carolina University: McKee Building – Cullowhee NC

Date added: February 21, 2020

The McKee Building on the campus of Western Carolina University was built in 1938-39 as part of a six-building expansion of what was then Western Carolina Teacher’s College. The North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $110,000 for a new training school… read more

North Carolina State University: Withers Hall – Raleigh NC

Date added: June 20, 2019

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Chemistry Building (later renamed Withers Hall) on the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh NC. Construction of a fire-proof structure of reinforced concrete with exterior finish of brick and Indiana… read more

North Carolina State University: Clark Hall – Raleigh NC

Date added: June 1, 2019

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of Clark Hall at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh NC. Construction of Tenth Dormitory at North Carolina State College, Raleigh, NC: brick load-bearing exterior walls, steel columns with bar joists and concrete… read more

North Carolina State University: Nelson Hall – Raleigh NC

Date added: June 1, 2019

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the North Carolina State University: Nelson Hall in Raleigh NC. Construction of the Textile Building at North Carolina State College, a fireproof structure of reinforced concrete. Total floor space of 75,000 square… read more