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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

Arkport Dam and Reservoir – Arkport NY

Date added: October 17, 2021

Built 1938-39 under the Flood Control Act of 1936, following catastrophic local floods in 1935, and still in use. Federal cost was $1,910,000. C.C.C. built a camp nearby for the construction workers,

Lake Placid Middle High School 2020.

Lake Placid Middle High School – Lake Placid NY

Date added: October 10, 2021

In 1922, due to increasing numbers of students, the Lake Placid school district constructed a large brick high school at the south end of the current middle high school. It was modern and fireproof, sitting on the hill overlooking athletic… read more

The Palisades Interstate Park in New York – Bear Mountain NY

Date added: January 31, 2021

The Palisades Interstate Park system, a major beneficiary of New Deal public works projects, spans New York and New Jersey and stretches from The Palisades–cliffs overlooking the Hudson River in sight of Manhattan–to forested hills dotted with lakes in the… read more

Poplar and Broad St. – Schenectady NY

Date added: January 29, 2021

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed improvements to Poplar and Broad St. in Schenectady NY. Pictured WPA curb stamp was originally located near the intersection of Broad and Poplar Streets.

Park Avenue Observatory – Port Jervis NY

Date added: January 1, 2021

The Park Avenue Observatory was built in 1934. Park Avenue was built in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps along the base of Mt. William as a scenic route into the city of Port Jervis and to provide employment to… read more

Bath V.A. Hospital – Bath NY

Date added: December 30, 2020

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Bath V.A. Hospital in Bath NY. Created as the hospital for Bath V.A., replacing the 1870s facility at what had been the New York State Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home. The oldest resident… read more

Howard School (former) – Howard NY

Date added: December 30, 2020

Built as an elementary school. When multiple rural districts merged to create Avoca Central School, part of the negotiated agreement required a new grade school in Howard. The Howard Grade School was built as part of the project whose main… read more

Jasper-Troupsburg Elementary School – Troupsburg NY

Date added: December 27, 2020

Built as a K-12 public school, the Troupsburg Central School is still extant and in use as Jasper-Troupsburg Elementary School. According to A History of Troupsburg, NY (1808-2004), “It seems likely that the new school in Troupsburg was constructed with New… read more

Avoca Central School – Avoca NY

Date added: December 24, 2020

The Public Works Administration provided a $99,000 grant to construct a new K-12 public school in 1937-1939. Much expanded and renovated, the school remains in use today.

Arkport Central School – Arkport NY

Date added: December 24, 2020

The Arkport Central School in Arkport NY is a K-12 public school that is still in use. The Public Works Administration made two grants, of $63,000 and $9,654, against a planned cost of approximately $192,000.

Bedford Park Boulevard Station – Bronx NY

Date added: May 1, 2020

NYC Subway Station on the IND Concourse Line. Part of the IND Subway Line construction in the 1930s, built with the aid of PWA funds along with other IND stations of the time.

Somers Central School – Somers NY

Date added: September 13, 2019

In December of 1934, residents of Somers voted to centralize the schools. Before the centralization of the school district, Somers was home to several one room school houses. Somers Central School was completed in 1937 as project of the Federal… read more