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Cincinnati Zoo: Reptile Building – Cincinnati OH

Date added: May 4, 2021

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Reptile Building at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati OH. The design of the exhibits and air conditioning system sought to emulate the natural habitat for the animals. The diorama exhibits included… read more

Cincinnati Zoo: Bear Pit – Cincinnati OH

Date added: May 4, 2021

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Bear Pit at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati OH. The enclosure contained three pits for polar and brown bears. The design of the exhibit sought to emulate a natural environment for… read more

Kent State University: McGilvrey Hall – Kent OH

Date added: February 28, 2021

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Science classroom building for Kent State University. “A federal grant, coupled with a $650,000 appropriation from the state, led to approval of plans for a new science building in 1938.”

Municipal Building – Greenwich OH

Date added: February 29, 2020

Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Municipal Building in Greenwich OH. This building has housed village government offices since its completion. The architect of record was Granville E. Scott.The contractor was Roth Bros.

AMHA: Judy Zemnick Sculptures – Akron OH

Date added: August 6, 2018

New Deal Daily, July 3, 2018: “While in the WPA, Zemnick created several sculptures highlighting the transportation history of Ohio. The pieces were created ca. 1935-1939. They are now incorporated into a multi-panel history display at the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA).”… read more

Market Street Fields Bleachers – Troy OH

Date added: July 27, 2018

According to the Troy Daily News, the Works Progress Administration constructed concrete bleachers for football seating at Troy’s athletic park.

Indian Creek Treatment Plant – Cincinnati OH

Date added: June 26, 2018

Several New Deal programs involved the development of sewer and water systems across the United States. The Cincinnati Indian Creek Water Waste Treatment Plant is one such example of New Deal-funded infrastructure upgrade. It was completed by the Works Progress… read more

Laurel Homes Historic District – Cincinnati OH

Date added: June 26, 2018

The Laurel Homes Historic District is an example of a project completed from the Federal Housing Act. They were built in 1933 and were one of the first examples of  integrated housing in the United States. They were the second largest… read more

Public Auditorium Improvements – Cleveland OH

Date added: April 2, 2018

600 Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers undertook a $300,000 reconditioning project for the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio, in advance of the 1936 Republican National Convention. The WPA was concerned with “permanent improvements” to the facility.

Rushsylvania School #3 (demolished) – Rushsylvania OH

Date added: April 1, 2018

Rushsylvania School #3 (a.k.a. Buckeye Local High School, and Benjamin Logan Junior High School #1) in Rushsylvania, Ohio was constructed in 1935-6 as a New Deal project, with funds from the Public Works Administration (PWA). The PWA provided a $34,022 grant for… read more

Birmingham School #2 (demolished) Addition – Birmingham OH

Date added: April 1, 2018

Birmingham School #2 in Birmingham, Ohio received an auditorium/gymnasium addition in 1936 as a New Deal project, with funds from the Public Works Administration (PWA). The PWA provided a $11,371 grant for the project, whose total cost was $25,667. The building was… read more

Wakeman School #2 (demolished) – Wakeman OH

Date added: April 1, 2018

Wakeman School #2 (Western Reserve High School #1) in Wakeman, Ohio was constructed in 1937 as a New Deal project, with funds from the Public Works Administration (PWA). The PWA provided a $45,000 grant for the project, whose total cost was $100,100…. read more

Fairfield Township School #2 Addition – North Fairfield OH

Date added: April 1, 2018

Fairfield Township School #2 in North Fairfield, Ohio received an addition completed in 1937 as a New Deal project, with funds from the Public Works Administration (PWA). The PWA provided a $27,111 grant for the project, whose total cost was $72,219. PWA… read more