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Warder Nursery Improvements – Cincinnati OH

Date added: June 10, 2022

In 1938, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a barn at Warder Nursery in Cincinnati OH. The project was one of several undertaken by the WPA in the city. “Three WPA projects for park improvements at Cincinnati, Ohio, have been… read more

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Glendale Steps – Akron OH

Date added: June 6, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Glendale Steps in Akron, OH. Originally constructed to link the Walnut Street neighbourhood at the top of a 200′ bluff near downtown Akron to Glendale Park at the base of the bluff. The site… read more

Main St. Walks Steps

Main Street Steps – Cincinnati OH

Date added: May 30, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Main Street Steps in Cincinnati OH. Access up and down Mt. Auburn. Excerpt from Cincinnati Magazine: “These are Cincinnati’s first concrete steps, poured as a WPA project in the 1940s, and longest, at… read more

Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant – Cleveland OH

Date added: January 26, 2022

The Public Works Administration financed the construction of the facility with an $8,990,000 grant. Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant is one of three wastewater and sewerage treatment facilities in the Cleveland area. According to a 2015 Pittsburg Post and Gazette article,… read more

Fremont Armory

Fremont Armory – Fremont OH

Date added: January 22, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Fremont Armory in Fremont OH in 1936. Originally a National Guard Armory. Presently (January 2022) Armory Vintage Market.

Pedestrian Bridge – Stoutsville OH

Date added: January 15, 2022

This is a suspension-type bridge with steel cables by 1936 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). A restoration was completed in 2017 and was reopened for foot traffic. It is the only WPA project remaining in Fairfield County.

Cincinnati Zoo: Reptile Building - Cincinnati OH 

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

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

Exterior detail of McGilvrey Hall

Kent State University: McGilvrey Hall – Kent OH

Date added: February 28, 2021

41.15059302281331, -81.35105749394626The 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.