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Civilian Conservation Corps at Deception Pass

Deception Pass State Park: Rosario Beach – Fidalgo Island WA

Date added: January 7, 2023

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built recreational structures, rock walls along roads, and other features at Rosario Beach at Deception Pass State Park on Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands in WA. The structures are classic stone and timber CCC picnic structures… read more

WPA Mural Reinstalled at West Seattle Public High School Library

West Seattle High School Mural – Seattle WA

Date added: December 18, 2022

In 1937, the WPA’s Federal Art Project commissioned Jacob Elshin, an immigrant/refugee artist from Russia to produce a 3-panel historical mural for display in the West Seattle High School in Seattle. The panels of the mural illustrate the landing of… read more

Observation Tower, Moran State Park - Olga WA

Moran State Park: Observation Tower – Olga WA

Date added: September 11, 2022

Moran State Park was created in 1921 when Robert Moran, shipbuilder and former mayor of Seattle, donated more than 2,700-acres to the state for a park. Like many state parks at the time, it was not well developed for public… read more

Maple Leaf School (demolished) Addition – Seattle WA

Date added: April 29, 2022

A grant from the Works Progress Administration funded the construction of an addition to Seattle’s former Maple Leaf Grade School during the late 1930s. The school, which was part of the Maple Leaf School District at the time, was located… read more

Fremont Bridge

Fremont Bridge Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: April 26, 2022

A Public Works Administration grant of $22,500 covered one-third of the cost of a 1936 project to refurbish Seattle’s Fremont Bridge. The bridge, completed in 1917, is a double-leaf bascule drawbridge that carries Fremont Avenue across the Lake Washington Ship… read more


Montlake Boulevard Pedestrian Overcrossing – Seattle WA

Date added: April 25, 2022

A Public Works Administration grant helped to fund construction of the Montlake Boulevard Pedestrian Overcrossing on the campus of the University of Washington. The bridge provided a safer pedestrian connection between the main part of the campus west of Montlake… read more

Foot bridge in Cornwall Memorial Park

Cornwall Memorial Park – Bellingham WA

Date added: March 27, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) began improvements at Bellingham WA’s Cornwall Memorial Park in 1937. The WPA also allocated $29,000 for the construction of a state-of-the-art bowling green at the site. This was in addition to earlier improvements, which included… read more

Swinomish Model Village in 1947 - Swinomish Indian Reservation WA

Swinomish Model Village – Swinomish Reservation WA

Date added: December 11, 2021

In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt allotted $2,000,000 in emergency rural rehabilitation funds to the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs (OIA). Out of this sum, OIA sent $32,000 (about $607,000 in 2020 dollars) to the Swinomish Indian Reservation for an… read more

Mercer Playground (demolished) 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