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Oak Ballroom – Schuyler NE

Date added: June 18, 2019

The Oak Ballroom is situated near the bank of Lost Creek in the city of Schuyler’s Community Park (CX06-003). It was built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) relief project between 1935 and 1937 at a cost of $37,000. The… read more

Brownville Bridge – Brownville NE to MO

Date added: May 8, 2017

Brownville Bridge, which carries U.S. 136 over the Missouri River between Nebraska and Missouri, was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. Completed in 1939, the now-free bridge originally featured tolls.

Logan Fontenelle Housing Project (demolished) – Omaha NE

Date added: April 17, 2017

Omaha’s Logan Fontenelle Housing Project was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project during the Great Depression. Located from 20th to 24th Streets, and from Paul Street north, the project was demolished in 1995. PWA Docket No. H-2001

Bessey Ranger District Construction and Reforestation – Halsey NE

Date added: August 8, 2016

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) reforested “20,000 acres of drifting sand hills and expanded Bessey Forest Nursery producing 30 million saplings for reforestation.” The CCC also “constructed a public campground and picnic area, shelter house, bath houses, and a swimming pool… read more

L’Eau Qui Court Cemetery Improvements – Niobrara NE

Date added: August 1, 2016

“June, 1936, city water was taken to the cemetery, W.P.A. Labor laying the pipes, 8 3/4″ freezeless hydrants were placed. Two rows of trees were planted from the highway to the cemetery gates …”

Rulo Bridge (demolished) – Rulo NE to MO

Date added: July 29, 2016

“The Rulo Bridge was a truss bridge over the Missouri River on U.S. Route 159 from the village of Rulo in Richardson County, Nebraska, to Holt County, Missouri. It was built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration and Kansas… read more

CCC Camp – Valentine NE

Date added: November 4, 2015

The Omaha World-Herald announced in the June 13, 1933 edition that Nebraska’s sixth Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp was approved in Washington D.C. and that it would be located near Valentine. Officials arrived in September to make arrangements for the… read more

Laurel Athletic Field – Laurel NE

Date added: November 4, 2015

In July 1935, the Laurel School Board sponsored a proposal for a new athletic field adjacent to the school grounds. The land had been used as a school “park”, but since the school had no athletic field to speak of,… read more

Kenwood School – Kearney NE

Date added: November 4, 2015

A Public Work Administration (PWA) grant was given to the Kearney School Board for the erection of Kenwood Elementary School, announced in late June, 1934. Architects McClure and Walker submitted plans and specifications to the PWA engineer’s office in Omaha… read more

Kearney Highway Shop – Kearney NE

Date added: November 4, 2015

In May 1938, a storage yard and highway shed was under construction on 33rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Utilizing Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor, the building and completed site was estimated to cost $8000. One and one quarter… read more

Kearney Tuberculosis Hospital – Kearney NE

Date added: November 4, 2015

In November 1937, the State Board of Control decided to proceed with construction of a new men’s hospital building at the State Tuberculosis Hospital in Kearney. The building was estimated to cost $125,000.00, the bulk of which would be funded… read more

Sewage Disposal Plant – Hartington NE

Date added: September 22, 2015

In February 1935, the Hartington city council passed an ordinance to issue $16,000.00 in bonds to pay its share of the cost of the city sewage disposal plant which was completed in the fall of 1934 by the PWA. The… read more

Rural Sanitation Project – Tekamah NE

Date added: September 21, 2015

This project, sponsored by the PWA, was intended to provide work and to improve the sanitary condition of farms homes in terms of toilet facilities. Men were put to work throughout [Burt] county building “bungalows” which were later moved onto… read more

Kearney High School Addition (demolished) – Kearney NE

Date added: September 21, 2015

In June 1934, the PWA presented a grant to the Kearney School Board for a $7,000.00 addition to the existing high school. Architect John P. Helleberg was hired to prepare specifications for the project, which would include rearranging the building… read more