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East Park – Connellsville PA

Date added: June 19, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built East Park in Connellsville, Pennsylvania between 1936 and 1940.  “In January 1936, Connellsville came together for suggestions to transform the dump back into a more recreational attraction….This transformation started in 1936 and continued until… read more

North Street – Canonsburg PA

Date added: April 26, 2022

North Street in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania was constructed as a New Deal work relief project. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the street to connect Ridge Avenue to the rapidly developing Canonsburg Town Park (and new pool). The work was conducted… read more

Stone stairs and pillars

Town Park – Canonsburg PA

Date added: April 26, 2022

Multiple New Deal agencies: the Civil Works Administration, Federal Emergency Relief Administration, and Works Progress Administration, helped to develop Canonsburg, Pennsylvania’s Town Park in 1934—1936. In addition to constructing its pool and Park Drive, work relief workers—according to a local… read more

Park Drive – Canonsburg PA

Date added: April 26, 2022

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) provided labor for the development of Park Drive in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The work was conducted in tandem with development on the park and its pool. “On Monday, November 19, 1934, … 83 men reported… read more

Canonsburg Town Park Pool and Bathhouse

Canonsburg Town Park Swimming Pool – Canonsburg PA

Date added: April 26, 2022

Multiple New Deal agencies worked to construct a municipal pool for Canonsburg, Pennsylvania in 1934—1936. The prospect of a pool had been discussed for years, though no progress was made until assistance from New Deal work relief programs was made… read more

Girard Park Slide

Girard Park – Shenandoah PA

Date added: April 9, 2022

Construction of Shenandoah PA’s Girard Park began in September of 1936 with the support of funds from the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA allocated $93,000 for the development of the sixteen-acre park, with the rest of the cost to… read more