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Sheyenne River bridge - Lisbon ND 

Lisbon Bridge – Lisbon ND

Date added: August 22, 2022

This steel cantilever bean bridge, spanning the Sheyenne River, was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1936. The bridge is still in use and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Barnett Field - Fargo ND

Barnett Field (demolished) – Fargo ND

Date added: August 22, 2022

Built by the Works Progress Administration in 1936, Barnett Field hosted the Fargo-Morehead Twins minor league baseball team until 1960. Barnett Field was demolished in 1963.

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site - AbercrombieND

Fort Abercrombie Improvements – Abercrombie ND

Date added: August 22, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed replica barracks and other buildings at the Fort Abercrombie historic site. The buildings are still in use, but have been modified. According to State Historical Society of North Dakota, “After the fort was abandoned… read more

Ransom County Courthouse – Lisbon ND

Date added: July 18, 2022

The stately Ransom County Courthouse in Lisbon, North Dakota was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project (though it is sometimes mis-attributed to the WPA). The PWA supplied a $49,090 grant for the project, whose total cost was… read more

Equipment Building – Mott ND

Date added: July 18, 2022

An ‘equipment building’ in Mott, North Dakota was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project. The PWA supplied a $1,600 grant for the project, whose total cost was $6,192. Construction occurred between Jul. and Sept. 1934. The location… read more

Hettinger County Courthouse – Mott ND

Date added: July 18, 2022

The historic Hettinger County Courthouse in Mott, North Dakota was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project. The PWA supplied a $30,622 grant for the project, whose total cost was $108,243. Primary construction occurred between Sept. 1934 and… read more

World War Memorial Auditorium - Belfield ND

World War Memorial Auditorium – Belfield ND

Date added: July 15, 2022

The Art Deco auditorium, also known as Memorial Hall, was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and and dedicated on September 30, 1937. The structure has been used for community events and also houses city and police offices, the… read more

De Mores Memorial Park – Medora ND

Date added: June 6, 2022

In 1938, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed improvements at, and helped beautify, De Mores Memorial Park in downtown Medora ND. The city park improvement project was one of several beautification initiatives around Medora that depended on WPA work crews…. read more

Bismarck High School – Bismarck ND

Date added: May 5, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funding for construction of Bismarck High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The New Deal facility was a replacement for a 1912 high school structure. The building is still presently used as Bismarck High School, with… read more

Fort Rice Stone Cairn Historic Site Marker

Fort Rice Improvements – Mandan ND

Date added: April 5, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) began to restore the foundation of Fort Rice and build replica structures on the historic site in 1937.  Located eighteen miles south of Mandan in Morton County, Fort Rice was originally built as an Army… read more

Crystal Springs Fountain – Crystal Springs ND

Date added: August 5, 2019

Prior to the construction of I-94, Crystal Springs North Dakota was a mandatory stop for many early motorists traveling down old U.S. Highway 10, the state’s first Highway. The Crystal Springs Fountain is located about one mile northeast of Crystal… read more

Robinson Hall – Robinson ND

Date added: July 9, 2019

Discussions regarding the hall’s construction started in 1934 with Bismarck-based architect HM Leonard. According to Golden Jubilee, Robinson North Dakota, “A special election was held October 3, 1934, to issue bonds of $2,000.00 to erect a community hall. In August… read more

Grafton Public School (former) – Grafton ND

Date added: December 16, 2018

The former Grafton Public School building, located on the west side of Griggs Ave. between W 7th and W 8th Streets, was constructed in 1935 with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a $95,000… read more

McElroy Park Stadium – Jamestown ND

Date added: April 3, 2018

President Roosevelt toured Jamestown, North Dakota in 1936, The New York Times reporting: “[he] saw a new $17,000 auditorium more than large enough to hold the town’s population, a current WPA project. It faces a stadium that was begun as a… read more