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    Highland Park Development – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: March 18, 2018; Modified: August 16, 2023

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted multiple projects in Highland Park in Pittsburgh. “In Highland Park, WPA workers built stone steps throughout the park and modernized the main zoo building.” Another article notes that the WPA built a “rhino quarters”… read more

    Highland Park Bridge

    Highland Park Bridge – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: January 22, 2012; Modified: August 16, 2023

    “The Highland Park Highway Bridge, illustrated at the top of this page, crosses the Allegheny River, replaces a bridge built in 1902, and eliminates four railroad grade crossings. The main spans consist of a steel-deck cantilever structure with north and… read more

    Cathedral of Learning (Continuing Work) – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: February 24, 2015; Modified: April 5, 2023

    In 1933-4 federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) “workers in Pittsburgh had helped move the forty-two-story Cathedral of Learning at the heart of the University of Pittsburgh closer to completion.” Excerpt from Alberts, Robert C. Pitt, (1986): “December 23, 1933. The… read more

    Wabash Railroad Station and Building, n.d. - Pittsburgh PA

    Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Improvements – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: May 10, 2022; Modified: May 18, 2022

    In 1934, the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided $331,000 in loans to the Pittsburgh & West Virginia (P&WV) Railway, for the purchase of three new locomotives, and an additional $47,000 for the “Purchase and installation of steel rail, track fastenings,… read more

    Village Terrace Housing – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: December 29, 2019; Modified: December 30, 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

    Bedford Dwellings – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: December 29, 2019; Modified: December 30, 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

    PennDOT Maintenance Office – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: March 18, 2018; Modified: March 19, 2018

    Construction of the PennDOT Maintenance Office building on Fox Chapel Road in Pittsburgh was undertaken as part of a sizable a New Deal project; the then-Department of Highways and Public Works Administration (PWA) provided the funds for the building’s construction in 1937-8, along… read more

    Riverview Park Development – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: March 18, 2018

    “In 1941, WPA workers built the visitors’ center, a fountain and stone entrance walls at Riverview Park on the North Side, a project spearheaded by Griswold. Out-of-work Pittsburghers also made drainage repairs, paved roads and improved entrances in Riverview Park,… read more

    Schenley Park Bridges – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: February 14, 2018; Modified: March 18, 2018

    11 WPA bridges exist on the Lake Trail. Just above Panther Hollow Lake, two small streams emerge from the bifurcated Hollow. Nearly a dozen small bridges cross the two streams. One of these branches extends northward to the Tufa Bridge… read more

    Clairton Boulevard Bridge – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: March 18, 2018

    A project: “grade separation (clover leaf) on Lebanon Church Road,” entailing the construction of a bridge carrying Clairton Blvd., was undertaken in Pittsburgh as part of a New Deal project sponsored by the Public Works Administration (PWA). The structure bears a PWA plaque.

    Saw Mill Run Boulevard Bridge – Pittsburgh PA

    Date added: March 18, 2018; Modified: March 18, 2018

    A project: “traffic separation for Saw Mill Run and West Liberty Ave.,” entailing the construction of a bridge on Saw Mill Run Blvd., was undertaken in Pittsburgh as part of a New Deal project sponsored by the Public Works Administration (PWA).