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    Sacramento Elevated Water Tank (back)

    Overhead Water Tank – Sacramento CA

    Date added: August 26, 2011; Modified: July 24, 2023

    ‘[This] is one of…the largest reinforced concrete elevated water tanks ever constructed. Each one has a capacity of 3,000,000 gallons and both are in the city of Sacramento.’ (total cost: $703,554) The tank pictured here is located at the location… read more

    Lloyd, "Origin and Development of the Name of the State of California" mural, State Capitol – Sacramento CA

    California State Capitol Mural – Sacramento CA

    Date added: March 7, 2010; Modified: February 26, 2023

    In 1937, Lucile Lloyd (assisted by Ben Messick) completed a mural, “Origin and Development of the Name of the State of California,” for the State Building in Los Angeles, CA. The mural received funding from the Federal Art Project (FAP)…. read more

    McClatchy High School – Sacramento CA

    Date added: August 26, 2011; Modified: August 3, 2019

    CK McClatchy Senior High School in Sacramento CA was built in 1937 with aid from the Public Works Administration (PWA) of the New Deal.  The school was designed by the local architectural firm of Starks and Flanders, which designed other… read more

    Theodore Judah Elementary School

    Theodore Judah Elementary School – Sacramento CA

    Date added: August 26, 2011; Modified: August 15, 2017

    “The Theodore Judah School was constructed in the 1930s as two separate Public Works Administration (PWA) projects. It consists of two small school buildings both built in the Streamlined Moderne style which reached its pinnacle in the 1930s. This moderne… read more

    SMUD Warehouse – Sacramento CA

    Date added: May 9, 2017; Modified: May 9, 2017

    A $12,000 PWA grant allowed for the construction of a warehouse at the Sacramento Corporation Yard. It is unknown if the building exists after major reconstruction was done at the facility in 2009.

    Del Paso Trestle

    Sacramento Infrastructure – Sacramento CA

    Date added: September 11, 2010; Modified: February 26, 2017

    WPA funding in Sacramento “included 220 miles of highway; 46 public buildings; and new runways at local airports.” – The Del Paso bridge pictured below was built by a New Deal agency.

    Sacramento City College Mural – Sacramento CA

    Date added: June 18, 2008; Modified: March 18, 2015

    “Importance of Education in Sacramento” by Ralph Stackpole was painted in 1937 with support from the WPA Federal Art Project. “San Francisco painter and sculptor Ralph Stackpole was among the artists who created on the federal dime. He spent the… read more

    Sacramento Municipal Airport

    Sacramento Executive Airport – Sacramento CA

    Date added: August 26, 2011; Modified: January 30, 2015

    The airport originally opened in 1930 as the Sutterville Aerodrome. Today's main terminal building was built in 1955, but several of the airport's other corrugated iron buildings are left over from work the WPA did on the site.

    Sacramento City College Auditorium

    Sacramento City College Annex and Extensions – Sacramento CA

    Date added: June 23, 2008; Modified: November 6, 2014

    "The Sacramento Junior Colleges Annex and Extensions were the most costly PWA project in Sacramento. Built in 1936 and 1937 they were built to meet the needs of the growing city population and student body. Together they added an auditorium,… read more

    Fire Alarm Office, Winn Park

    Fire Alarm Office – Sacramento CA

    Date added: August 26, 2011; Modified: August 20, 2013

    Sacramento’s fire alarm system was modernized by the WPA. This building in Winn Park was the system’s central office.

    McKinley Park Water Fountain and Rose Garden

    McKinley Park – Sacramento CA

    Date added: August 26, 2011

    The WPA did extensive work in McKinley Park, most likely including the water fountain and rose garden pictured below. The brick rest station is also characteristic of WPA work although there is no marker.