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Cornell University Arboretum – Ithaca NY

Date added: June 16, 2022

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees constructed the Arboretum at Cornell University Arboretum in Ithaca, New York between 1935 and 1941.   “Before becoming an arboretum, the area was part of a working farm, and served as a pasture for the… read more

Whitestone Playground – Whitestone NY

Date added: June 10, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Whitestone Playground in New York. The playground was dedicated in April 1940. The construction of Whitestone Playground was one of many recreation projects pursued by the WPA in New York. “Two thirds of… read more

Panorama of Military History Mural

Washington Hall: T.L. Johnson Mural – West Point NY

Date added: May 31, 2022

Panorama of Military History – Painted by T.L. Johnson and funded by the Federal Arts Project (FAP). Covering the south wall is a tremendous mural, in brilliant colors, which features a panorama of military history. The drawing covers an area… read more

Cortland, NY post office

Post Office Addition – Cortland NY

Date added: May 9, 2022

The historic post office building in Cortland, New York “was built in 1913-1915 and enlarged in 1940-1941.” The extension was funded by the federal Treasury Department, a New Deal project, and the post office bears a rare cornerstone documenting the… read more

South Seneca Elementary School, Interlaken, NY

South Seneca Elementary School – Interlaken NY

Date added: May 9, 2022

Originally constructed as the Interlaken Central School, what is now the South Seneca Elementary School in Interlaken, New York was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The Ithaca Journal: “On June 8, 1934, Interlaken, Ovid,… read more

South Seneca Central School – Ovid NY

Date added: May 9, 2022

The South Seneca Central School building in Ovid, New York was constructed in 1937-8 with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a $157,500 grant for the project, whose total cost was $358,496. PWA Docket… read more

Clyde, NY post office mural

Post Office Mural – Clyde NY

Date added: May 9, 2022

A Section of Fine Arts mural entitled “Apple Pickers” was painted in 1941 by Thomas Donnelly. The mural resides in the retail lobby of the historic Clyde, New York post office building, which is still in use today. Unfortunately the… read more

Clyde, NY post office

Post Office – Clyde NY

Date added: May 9, 2022

The historic post office building in Clyde, New York was constructed in “1940–1941 and is one of a number of post offices in New York State designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, Louis A…. read more

Long Beach, NY post office mural

Post Office Mural – Long Beach NY

Date added: May 9, 2022

The historic post office building in Long Beach, New York houses a New Deal mural commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts: “The Pleasures of the Bathing Beach,” painted by Jon Corbino. The mural was installed in 1939.  

Citizen Genet School: reliefs and entrance

Citizen Genet School – East Greenbush NY

Date added: April 27, 2022

Citizen Genet School in East Greenbush, New York was constructed as a Public Works Administration (PWA) project from 1939-40. The building bears a 1939 cornerstone. Originally a high school, the facility now houses an elementary school and central offices. Striking… read more

Rebuilding the Lake Flower Main Street Dam with WPA Funds, 1938

Lake Flower Dam – Saranac Lake NY

Date added: April 24, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed the Main Street Dam at the head of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake NY between 1937 and 1938. The WPA allocated funds for a number of proposed improvements in and around Ogdensburg, including “the… read more

Irving School – Hornell NY

Date added: January 15, 2022

The Irving School was a grammar school in the City of Hornell, New York. After it burned in 1938, it was rebuilt the following year with labor provided through the Works Progress Administration. The 1939 building was incorporated into the… read more

Woodstock School of Art

Woodstock School of Art – Woodstock NY

Date added: January 8, 2022

The National Youth Administration built the Woodstock School of Art in Woodstock NY in 1939. According to the Woodstock School of Art, “The structures had their beginnings in 1939, when they were commissioned as a school for arts and crafts… read more