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Diving into Brook Field Park Swimming Pool

Brook Field Park Swimming Pool – Richmond VA

Date added: March 20, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed Richmond’s Brook Field Park Swimming Pool in 1938. The pool was a segregated one, operating exclusively for the African American people of the city, as was normal practice in the Jim Crow era.  … read more

Ballentine Park with School in Background

Ballentine Park Improvements – Norfolk VA

Date added: March 18, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded and provided labor for an improvement and beautification program in Norfolk’s Ballentine Park in 1937. The WPA allocated $12, 836 for the project with the city adding an additional $4,884. “The project call[ed] for… read more

CCC moving trees at CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Landscaping – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Lightfoot house, rebuilt by the CCC at CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Building Restoration – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

American battery #2, CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Fortifications – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Artifacts from CCC archeological work at Colonial National Historical Park - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Archeology – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Replica uniforms made by WPA sewing unit, for CNHP museum - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Douthat State Park Marker

Douthat State Park – Millboro VA

Date added: January 18, 2022

A 4,545 acre park and one of the first six Virginia State Parks, includes original cabins. “Approximately 600 men from the Civilian Conservation Corps developed and constructed the majority of the modern-day park system.”

Aerial view of the Pentagon - Arlington VA

The Pentagon: Access Roads – Arlington VA

Date added: June 8, 2020

The Pentagon is America’s Department of Defense headquarters and the largest office building in the world.  It was constructed from August 1941 to January 1943 in order to centralize the administration of the U.S. armed services during World War II…. read more

The Pentagon – Arlington VA

Date added: June 6, 2020

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense and the largest office building in the world.  It was constructed from August 1941 to January 1943 in order to centralize the administration of the U.S. armed services… read more

Virginia Beach post office mural

Post Office Mural – Virginia Beach VA

Date added: October 25, 2019

During the Great Depression the federal government commissioned a mural upon completion then-new post office in downtown Virginia Beach. The work by John H. R. Pickett was completed in 1939 with funding from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, and… read more

CCC Camp Wilderness – Fredericksburg VA

Date added: May 13, 2019

MP4 Camp Wilderness was one of 4 CCC camps in the Fredericksburg area set up to develop locations of major Civil War battles, Camp Bloody Angle (MP-1) was at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Camp Wilderness (MP-4) was at… read more