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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

    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

    Former Virginia Beach Post Office

    Atlantic Station Post Office (demolished) – Virginia Beach VA

    Date added: October 25, 2019; Modified: October 25, 2019

    The former Atlantic Station post office was originally constructed as Virginia Beach’s Main Post Office in 1937. A Section of Fine Arts mural by artist John H.R. Pickett was installed in the post office in 1939. Unfortunately, the building was… read more

    Creeds Elementary School – Virginia Beach VA

    Date added: July 20, 2014; Modified: March 29, 2015

    Creeds School was constructed for the 1939-40 school year with funds provided by the Works Progress Administration. The twelve-room structure served students from first grade through high school in the rural community of Creeds in Princess Anne County, Virginia. In… read more