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    Seacrest Auditorium – Zanesville OH

    Date added: August 20, 2023

    The historic municipal auditorium, a.k.a. Seacrest Auditorium, in Zanesville, Ohio was constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project that started in 1937. Various construction and financial delays hindered completion until 1940.

    Library (former) – Willard OH

    Date added: August 18, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) constructed a public library in Willard, Ohio. The building opened in Jan. 1934. The location and status of this facility, which has since been replaced, is unknown to Living New Deal.

    East End Draining Project – East Liverpool OH

    Date added: August 18, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) conducted a project involving the “grading and draining of alleys in the district south of the Pennsylvania railroad” in the east end of East Liverpool, Ohio. Work was completed in Jan. 1934.

    School Auditorium (demolished) – New Haven OH

    Date added: August 18, 2023

    The Civil Works Administration (CWA) completed a school auditorium project in New Haven, Connecticut. The auditorium had a seating capacity of 400 and could be used as a classroom or gymnasium. Historic maps suggest that the school was located at… read more

    Museum of Ceramics (old Post Office) Mural – East Liverpool OH

    Date added: August 4, 2023

    In 1936 Roland Schweinsberg was commissioned by the Treasury Relief Art Project to complete a 15-foot lunette titled “Old Bennett Pottery Plant,” which depicts the 1839 pottery of James Bennett, East Liverpool’s first commercial potter. In 1937 the painting was… read more

    Bandstand (former) – Lisbon OH

    Date added: August 3, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a new bandstand “on the public square” in Lisbon, Ohio.  The structure, which measured 32 by 56 feet, contained six tiers of seats and was constructed of native stone. Capacity was 84. The status… read more

    Deshler, OH City Hall

    City Hall – Deshler OH

    Date added: July 15, 2023

    Deshler, Ohio’s city hall was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1937. The building has been in continuous use since construction.

    WPA bandshell at Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio

    Dick Daugherty Plaza – Findlay OH

    Date added: June 19, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration built the band shell in Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio. It was named in honor of a long-time musician and master of ceremonies, June 23, 2004.

    Library (Demolished) - Columbiana OH

    Library (demolished) – Columbiana OH

    Date added: June 18, 2023

    The Public Works Administration contributed $7,605 towards the construction of a library in Columbiana. The building was designed by Frank Smith of Youngstown and built by J.G. Madden & Sons of East Palestine. The building has since been demolished.

    Women's restroom building completed by FERA, 1934

    Serpent Mound State Memorial – Peebles OH

    Date added: June 7, 2023

    Serpent Mound is the largest effigy mound in North America. The site is a National Historic Landmark and, with eight other Native American earthworks in Ohio, is on the US Tentative List of sites submitted to UNESCO as a proposed… read more

    West side of the statue

    Memorial to the Start Westward of the United States – Marietta OH

    Date added: June 7, 2023

    Memorial in Muskingum Park, Marietta, Ohio commemorating the first permanent American settlement in the Northwest Territory in 1788. Memorial includes a statuary group created by Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore carved in local sandstone by WPA workers, landing esplanade… read more

    Canfield Fairgrounds - Canfield OH

    Canfield Fairgrounds Development – Canfield OH

    Date added: June 3, 2023

    According to an article in the Youngstown Vindicator, the Works Progress Administration expanded the grandstand at the Canfield Fairgrounds in 1936. A historical marker on the fairgrounds credits the “Works Progress Alliance” (presumably a typographical error) with the construction of… read more

    Charles A. Pike Juvenile Center Addition - Lisbon OH

    Charles A. Pike Juvenile Center Addition – Lisbon OH

    Date added: March 12, 2023

    The Public Works Administration contributed $35,000 for the construction of a new auditorium and gymnasium for David Anderson High School. Ground was broken for the project on December 9th 1937 and the structure was dedicated on October 3rd 1938. The… read more