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WPA-built farm-to-market road, Mabel, NC

Mabel Farm-to-Market Road – Zionville NC

Date added: June 23, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted extensive farm-to-market road construction and improvement work in Watauga County, North Carolina. A newspaper photo shows one such WPA road project “from the potato mountain section to Mabel.”

Red Oak, NC Community House

Community House – Red Oak NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) constructed the Community House in Red Oak, North Carolina. The building, which is located on the south/east side of Church Street between Red Oak Blvd. and School St., is… read more

Pittsboro, NC Community House

Community House – Pittsboro NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) constructed the Community House in Pittsboro, North Carolina. The building is still in use.

Ayden, NC Community Building

Community Building – Ayden NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) constructed the Community Building in Ayden, North Carolina, with work completed in 1935. The building is still in use.

Raleigh Municipal Airport

Raleigh Municipal Airport (demolished) – Raleigh NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) constructed runways at Raleigh Municipal Airport south of Raleigh, North Carolina. The field closed in 1973 and the property has since been thoroughly redeveloped.

Pinehurst, NC: old City Hall / Fire Station

City Hall and Fire Station (former) – Pinehurst NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) dramatically improved the former multi-purpose municipal building at 45 Community Road in Pinehurst, North Carolina. “In Pinehurst, Moore County, project No. 63-B4-5, transferred from the Civil Works Administration, has… read more

WPA workers improving roads in Blowing Rock

Road Improvements – Blowing Rock NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) worked to improve roads in Blowing Rock, North Carolina and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) surfaced more than two miles of roads in the village as well. Per The News and Observer, the “stone is… read more

Blowing Rock School Gymnasium and Playground – Blowing Rock NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the stone gymnasium structure at Blowing Rock School. It was one of many educational facilities constructed by the WPA in Watauga County. The WPA also constructed a “well-planned” playground. The school facility has since… read more

Water System Development – Boone NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted projects to extend the water system to places not previously served by said, in Boone, North Carolina.

Cove Creek High School – Sugar Grove NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the stately and historic Cove Creek High School building in Sugar Grove, North Carolina. It was one of many educational facilities constructed by the WPA in Watauga County. Wikipedia: “It was built by the… read more

Elementary School (former) – Boone NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a “two-room elementary [school] building for Negro children in Boone,” North Carolina. It was one of many educational facilities constructed by the WPA in Watauga County. The status and location of the facility is… read more

WPA-built Valle Crucis school

Valle Crucis Elementary School – Valle Crucis NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a six-room elementary school building in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. It was one of many educational facilities constructed by the WPA in Watauga County. The school has since been enlarged.

WPA-built Mabel School, Mabel, NC

Mabel School (former) – Zionville NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed an eight-classroom school building: the former Mabel Elementary School—as well as sanitary privies for said school—in Mabel, near Zionville, North Carolina. It was one of many educational facilities constructed by the WPA in Watauga… read more

Bethel School, Sugar Grove, NC

Bethel Elementary School – Sugar Grove NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a 12-classroom school building: Bethel Elementary School in Sugar Grove, North Carolina. It was one of many educational facilities constructed by the WPA in Watauga County.

Street Improvements – Boone NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and Works Progress Administration (WPA) each conducted road repair / improvement projects in Boone, North Carolina. As of June 1939 three miles of streets and sidewalks has been “finished in… read more