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Mercer Playground Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: August 1, 2021

The former Mercer Playground at 2nd Avenue North and Harrison Street in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood was the site of several small WPA maintenance and improvement projects. In 1938, WPA workers painted the playground shelter house, as part of a… read more

David Rodgers Park Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: May 25, 2021

The Seattle Park Department utilized funds and labor from the Civil Works Administration and the Works Progress Administration, as well as the state-based Washington Emergency Relief Administration, to complete a series of maintenance and improvement projects at David Rodgers Park…. read more

Hoquiam Olympic Stadium – Hoquiam WA

Date added: April 22, 2021

Hoquiam Olympic Stadium is the largest all-wood structure of its kind in the United States, constructed from old growth fir donated by the Polson Logging Company. This stadium houses local football and baseball games, as well as larger events, such… read more

Woodland Park Zoo Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: August 3, 2019

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided funding and labor for numerous improvement projects at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo during the New Deal period. The initial projects were completed in 1933. In the following years,… read more

Golden Gardens Park Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: July 6, 2019

The Seattle Park Department utilized funds and labor from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to complete a series of improvement projects at Golden Gardens Park. Much of the work aimed at stabilizing the steep hillsides in the eastern section of… read more

Lowman Beach Park Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: July 6, 2019

Lowman Beach Park, a small park property that provides access to Puget Sound in a primarily residential area of southwest Seattle, was the site of two Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects. The first project involved the construction of a cement… read more

Madison Park Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: July 5, 2019

Madison Park, located at the eastern end of Madison Streeet, next to Lake Washington, was the site of several small Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects. The first of these projects involved the replacement of the park’s clay tennis courts near… read more

Garfield Playground Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: July 2, 2019

The Garfield Playground was one of a limited number of Seattle park facilities to receive upgrades through the New Deal’s Civil Works Administration (CWA) program. The main CWA project at the playground involved the construction of a retaining wall along… read more

Georgetown Playground Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: July 2, 2019

With the help of Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor, the Seattle Park Department made improvements to the Georgetown Playground at South Homer Street and Corson Avenue. In 1936, WPA workers built a reinforced concrete wading pool along the eastern edge… read more

Beacon Hill Playground Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: July 2, 2019

Between 1938 and 1941, with funding assistance from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Seattle Park Department completed several improvement projects at Beacon Hill Playground. In the first of these projects, WPA workers re-painted the playground shelter house in 1938…. read more

Wagner Performing Arts Center – Monroe WA

Date added: November 6, 2018

The Wagner Performing Arts Center in Monroe, Washington was originally the auditorium of Monroe Junior High School, built in the late 1930s with the help of PWA grant funds. Construction of the auditorium and school began in September, 1938 and… read more

High School – Skykomish WA

Date added: March 30, 2018

Skykomish High School was constructed in 1936 as a New Deal project. The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $56,250 grant for the project, whose total cost was $127,331. PWA Docket No. WA [W]1146

Whatcom Falls Park Walls and Bridge – Bellingham WA

Date added: March 1, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a bridge and walls in Whatcom Falls Park, in the vicinity of Bellingham. The bridge is in good condition and is located 100 yards from the park entrance.

Glacier Ranger Station – Glacier WA

Date added: November 30, 2017

The Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2915 (F-12) built a ranger station in the vicinity of Glacier, Whatcom County.

Lithia Park Groundwork – Ashland OR

Date added: October 16, 2017

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out landscaping, grading, and drainage work at Lithia Park between 1935 to 1938. C. E. Corry was assistant Park Superintendent at the time that this work was performed. The National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form… read more