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Central High School Building Addition – Knoxville TN

Date added: November 30, 2019

Central High School was built in 1931. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) added a “school room equipment.” The WPA cost was $3,085.66. The WPA also did work on the football field and grounds improvements. The WPA cost was $4,750.76.

Haywood Farms – Stanton TN

Date added: September 11, 2019

In 1937, when the Resettlement Administration was turned over to the Farm Security Administration, the proposed farmstead community at Haywood Farms, Douglass Community, was still in the land acquisition stage. Within a year, the Farm Security Administration had “built or… read more

Federal Building – Clarksville TN

Date added: June 17, 2019

The Federal Building in Clarksville, Tennessee—originally constructed as a post office, was constructed during the Great Depression with Treasury Department funds. The design of the United States Post Office for Clarksville was released April 19, 1935, to be located on… read more

Post Office Murals (former) – Clarksville TN

Date added: June 17, 2019

Artist F. Luis Mora painted Arrival of the Renfro Family and Abundance of Today in 1938 for the Clarksville US Post Office. The two murals were placed in the lobby January 20, 1938 by the New York artist, assisted by… read more

Post Office – Lawrenceburg TN

Date added: June 17, 2019

The Lawrenceburg post office was completed in 1935 with Louis A. Simon as supervising architect and John W. Wolcott Jr. as architect. The original building is a “symmetrical five-by brick building” and has been extended with an addition that is… read more

High School (former) – Clarksville TN

Date added: June 16, 2019

The Clarksville High School received a 1935 addition to the building, funded by PWA, city, and Board of Education. PWA funded $14,000 of the total cost of $50,525. State PWA engineer was Thomas H. Allen, and Katterjohn was the low-bid… read more

Armory (former) – Clarksville TN

Date added: June 16, 2019

The National Guard Armory in Clarksville was one of several Art Deco-styled armories in the state. The site was surveyed January 1940, located north of the Austin Peay Normal School on Drane and Marion Street. Excavation and pouring of the… read more

Post Office (former) – Brownsville TN

Date added: June 14, 2019

The one-story brick Colonial Revival building has four original 32-light display windows, original paired eight-light wood and glass doors, with wooden surround and broken pediment over the door . The building has a brick parapet, stone cornice with ornamentation, and… read more

Bailey Junior High School Additions – Nashville TN

Date added: June 10, 2019

The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded additions to three existing schools in Nashville 1938-1940. Supervising architects for the projects were Hart, Freeland, and Roberts of Nashville, although the design architects for projects varied. The Nashville firm of Dougherty, Clemmons and… read more

Clarence T. Jones Observatory – Chattanooga TN

Date added: June 21, 2018

The Clarence T. Jones Observatory was designed by its namesake, who was both and architect and amateur astronomer. Jones presented city officials with plans for an observatory and a telescope, which would be constructed almost exclusively through volunteer labor. Built… read more

Campbell County War Memorial – Jacksboro TN

Date added: November 28, 2017

The Campbell County War Memorial was built by the National Youth Administration in 1938. The monument is shaped as a stone obelisk set on a base of stone infilled with earth. It is flanked by two World War I period cannons…. read more

Cove Lake State Park – Caryville TN

Date added: November 27, 2017

Cove Lake State Park, originally planned as Fort Mountain Park, was the third joint effort of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the National Parks Service (NPS). The initial 668-acre park was built along the… read more

Airport (closed) – Jellico TN

Date added: April 12, 2017

Tennessee Encyclopedia: “Some of Tennessee’s largest WPA projects reflected the arrival of the age of flight. WPA workers helped complete landing fields and airports at Jellico, Cookeville, Lebanon, Jackson, and Milan.” The location of the facility, which has long closed,… read more