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Bedford Dwellings – Pittsburgh PA

Date added: December 29, 2019

Bedford Dwellings was the first of Pittsburgh Housing Authority’s construction of low-cost housing. Dr. B. J. Hovde, the administrator, announced the contract would be awarded to Ring Construction Company with the low bid for the 420 units at $1,173,000. The… read more

Village Terrace Housing – Pittsburgh PA

Date added: December 29, 2019

Architects Raymond Marlier, Edward B. Lee, William Boyd, and Bernard Prack designed the 3 public housing units constructed 1938-1940 in the Hill District. The USHA loaned 90% of the cost of the 3 projects. Terrace Village No. 1 was the… read more

River Street Ramp Retaining Wall – Bethlehem PA

Date added: December 2, 2018

CWA retaining wall project at the River Street ramp of the Hill-to-Hill Bridge was approved in 1933 and construction began in January 1934. In addition to the retaining wall, the roadway was rebuilt “to provide proper drainage” (Projects, 1935, p…. read more

City Hall (former) – Easton PA

Date added: December 2, 2018

Architect John Reilly designed plans to rebuild the Easton City Hall, March 7, 1933, following damage by fire in December 1932. City Council approved application to Civil Works Administration December 1933. Construction began in January 1934. Work on CWA funded… read more

Armory (former) – Tunkhannock PA

Date added: October 14, 2018

The former Tunkhannock Armory, which one article identifies as being on West Street*, was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a $28,392 grant for the project, whose total cost was $84,956. Construction… read more

Post Office Mural – Tunkhannock PA

Date added: October 14, 2018

The oil-on-canvas mural “Defenders of the Wyoming Country—1778” was painted as a federal Treasury Department Section of Fine Arts project by Ethel V. Ashton. The work was installed in the lobby of the then-new Tunkhannock post office in 1941.

Post Office – Tunkhannock PA

Date added: October 14, 2018

The historic post office building in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds in 1937. The building, which houses a New Deal mural in its lobby, is still in service.

Post Office Relief – Clarks Summit PA

Date added: October 14, 2018

The historic Clarks Summit post office houses an example of New Deal artwork: “Communication by Mail,” an aluminum relief sponsored by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. The work was created by artist Harry P. Camden in 1939.

Post Office – Clarks Summit PA

Date added: October 14, 2018

The historic post office in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania was constructed with Treasury Department funds. The building, which opened in 1936, houses an example of New Deal artwork. Unfortunately the building’s cornerstone can no longer be photographed, as it has been… read more

South Canaan Consolidated School (former) – South Canaan PA

Date added: October 14, 2018

The former South Canaan Consolidated School, located on Easton Tpke., was constructed with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA provided a $20,950 grant for the project, whose total cost was $47,757. Construction occurred between Dec…. read more

Post Office Murals – Honesdale PA

Date added: October 14, 2018

The historic Honesdale post office houses an impressive set of New Deal murals. The works, respectively titled “Canal Boat,” “Clearing the Wilderness,” “Coal,” “Gravity Railroad,” and “Visit by Washington Irving,” were installed by artist Walter Gardner in 1937, under the auspices… read more

Post Office – Honesdale PA

Date added: October 14, 2018

This classic New Deal post office was constructed with Treasury Department funding, in conjunction with Public Works Administration (PWA), in 1935. The building, PWA Federal Project 332, houses a series of New Deal murals. “On April 1, 1935 ground was… read more