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Plainview Band Shel Band Shell - Plainview NE

Plainview Band Shel Band Shell – Plainview NE

Date added: September 5, 2022

The Plainview Band Shell was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Plainview NE. According to the Architectural Foundation of Nebraska, “The land for the park in which the band shell would be located was purchased in 1935 by… read more

South Sioux Library - South Sioux NE, Omaha World Herald 1934

South Sioux City Public Library – South Sioux City NE

Date added: July 17, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed the South Sioux City Public Library in South Sioux City, Nebraska. The location and status of the building is presently unknown to Living New Deal.

Syracuse Library - Syracuse NE, Omaha World Herald 1934

Syracuse Public Library – Syracuse NE

Date added: July 17, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed the Syracuse Public Library in Syracuse, NE. The town had applied for Public Works Administration funds for a new library building, but the application was not granted. The town purchased and demolished the Syracuse… read more

Omaha World Herald 1934

Library (former) – Beemer NE

Date added: July 16, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed a one-room library in Beemer, Nebraska. Built with CWA and city funds, the former library was located on Main St., near Highway 8. The structure had “built-in shelves, coat closets, fuel, and closets for… read more

Ohiowa Auditorium – Ohiowa NE

Date added: May 17, 2022

VisitNebraska.com: “A community landmark, Ohiowa Auditorium was completed in 1940 and preserved in near original condition. It is one of many Nebraska buildings constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression.” The auditorium is located at the… read more

Crystal Lake State Recreation Area Improvements – Ayr NE

Date added: May 17, 2022

Nebraska.gov: “In the 1920s mechanical refrigeration ended the ice business and Crystal Lake became a private recreation area for picnics, dancing, swimming, boating, fishing, and skating. In 1937 the 63-acre site was purchased by the state and improved by the… read more

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