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    Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge – Virginia Beach VA

    Date added: May 12, 2024; Modified: May 13, 2024

    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) completed work at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (also called Back Bay Migratory Waterfowl Refuge). The work was completed at this site by the CCC unit that resided at the nearby, but completely inland,… read more

    Forest Hills Elementary School – Danville VA

    Date added: March 29, 2015; Modified: March 14, 2024

    The historic Forest Hills Elementary School in Danville, Virginia was originally planned as a high school. Plans changed prior to construction and the school became an elementary school. It has operated as an elementary school since its construction.  The project… read more

    Close-up of Iris Garden: “Iris Garden,” Museum of the Shenandoah Valley – Winchester VA

    Museum of the Shenandoah Valley: Fletcher Painting – Winchester VA  

    Date added: September 30, 2023; Modified: October 7, 2023

    According to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Anne Fletcher’s WPA oil painting, “Iris Garden,” was completed in 1939 and placed in the Home Economics Center (or, “Home Economics Cottage”) in Berryville, Virginia.  This building appears to have been part… read more

    School (former) Improvements – Cleveland VA

    Date added: August 3, 2023

    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)’s “constructive project work” in Russell County, Virginia included “improvements of the entrance to Cleveland school.” A historic map suggests that the school was located on the north side of Riverview Terrace Drive.

    Athletic Field Improvements – Castlewood VA

    Date added: August 3, 2023

    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)’s “constructive project work” in Russell County, Virginia included “Castlewood athletic field.”

    Park and Street Improvements – Lebanon VA

    Date added: August 3, 2023

    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)’s “constructive project work” in Russell County, Virginia included “Lebanon park and streets.”

    Lebanon Middle School Ground Improvements – Lebanon VA

    Date added: August 3, 2023

    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)’s “constructive project work” in Russell County, Virginia included “the Lebanon school ground.” Living New Deal believes this facility to be the historic 1925 high school building in Lebanon, now Lebanon Middle School.

    School Ground Improvements – Honaker VA

    Date added: August 3, 2023; Modified: August 3, 2023

    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)’s “constructive project work” in Russell County, Virginia included “the Honaker school ground.” The location and status of the facility is unknown to Living New Deal, though a historic map shows a school at the… read more

    Sewer – Honaker VA

    Date added: August 3, 2023

    The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)’s “constructive project work” in Russell County, Virginia included a sewer project.

    Westmoreland State Park Development – Montross VA

    Date added: August 3, 2023

    CATESBEIANA: “Westmoreland State Park is one of the six original state parks formed in Virginia. It opened its doors to the public in 1936. Many of the trails and other features of the park were constructed by the CCC in… read more

    Water System Development – Tazewell VA

    Date added: August 3, 2023

    In 1934 the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) completed a Civil Works Administration (CWA) to dramatically expand the capabilities of the water supply system for Tazewell, Virginia. The project included laying seven miles of six-inch water line. Plans also called… read more

    "Stuart’s Raiders at the Swollen Ford"

    Parcel Post Building (former): French Mural – Richmond VA

    Date added: April 18, 2017; Modified: July 14, 2023

    The former Parcel Post Building in Richmond, Virginia housed multiple examples of New Deal artwork: murals by Paul Cadmus and Jared French, respectively, which were commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. Gerard French’s work was a mural: “Stuart’s… read more

    Federal Courthouse, Harrisonburg, V

    Federal Courthouse – Harrisonburg VA

    Date added: October 5, 2013; Modified: March 30, 2023

    Originally the Harrisonburg United States Post Office and Court House, this Louis A. Simon-designed federal building opened in 1940. The GSA writes that the building “is located at the northeast corner of North Main and East Elizabeth Streets in the… read more