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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

Inspection Station (demolished) – Noonan ND

Date added: May 22, 2017

The historic former U.S. Border Inspection Station on State Highway 40 in Noonan, North Dakota was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds. Completed in 1937, the facility was demolished and replaced ca. 2011.

Patrick Pierce Park Dam – Enderlin ND

Date added: January 28, 2017

This article was found in the January 14, 1937 issue of The Enderlin Independent. It is reprinted here exactly as it appeared in that paper. ************ WORK ON DAM IN PATRICK PIERCE PARK UNDER WAY ————————- Rubble-Masonry Dam Will Have… read more

Cemetery Water Lines – Enderlin ND

Date added: January 28, 2017

The following article was found in the January 13, 1938 issue of The Enderlin Independent. ************ WPA PROJECT TO LAY WATER MAIN TO CEMETERY ———— Project Calls For 1856 Feet of Pipe; Work To Start Soon ————- The city council… read more

Federal Building Extension – Bismarck ND

Date added: July 8, 2016

Then the U.S. Post Office and Court House, what is now the Federal Building at 304 E Broadway Ave. was expanded with federal Treasury Department funds during the 1930s. Some landscaping details implemented at that time are still in place,… read more

Memorial Hall – Flasher ND

Date added: March 10, 2016

The Memorial Hall in Flasher, North Dakota, used as a community center, was constructed through the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Blueprints for the project date to 1936.

Lake Metigoshe State Park – Bottineau ND

Date added: July 26, 2015

From the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department: “Nestled in the scenic Turtle Mountains on the shores of Lake Metigoshe, Lake Metigoshe State Park was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and is one of the… read more

City Hall – Pembina ND

Date added: March 29, 2015

Pembina, North Dakota received a new City Hall building in 1936. Its construction was enabled by a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) grant. The exact location and status of this building are presently unknown to Living New Deal. PWA Docket… read more

Renville County Courthouse – Mohall ND

Date added: March 29, 2015

The historic Renville County Courthouse in Mohall, North Dakota was built starting in April 1936 and dedicated on June 25, 1937. Its construction was enabled by a grant provided by the federal Public Works Administration (PWA). The Moderne building, which… read more

Central High School Auditorium – Grand Forks ND

Date added: March 29, 2015

Downtown Grand Forks, North Dakota’s historic Central High School building received an auditorium constructed with the assistance of the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the 1930s. The building has since been expanded with further additions. Federal Writers’ Project: “CENTRAL… read more