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Ephraim Fire House Museum – Ephraim WI

Date added: July 7, 2022

The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) funded the Ephraim Fire House in Ephraim WI in 1935. Unusual fire house built into a cliff. Architect was William Bernhard, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Now a museum and a memorial to… read more

Doctors Park Bathhouse - Structural Detail of Front Porch

Doctors Park Bathhouse – Bayside / Fox Point WI

Date added: June 21, 2022

The Doctors Park Bathhouse in Bayside, Wisconsin, a northern suburb of Milwaukee, is adjacent to Tietjen Beach on Lake Michigan and within 75 feet of the shoreline. This former bathhouse was constructed as a Work Projects Administration (WPA) project in… read more

Sijan Playfield, Milwaukee WI-Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Division Sign Fieldhouse in Background

Sijan Field – Milwaukee WI

Date added: January 21, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built Sijan Field in Milwaukee WI in 1937. Today, the facility serves as the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Recreation Division Playfield. It is used for baseball and soccer.

SCS Water Management System - Strum, Wi

Olais Road Water Management System – Strum WI

Date added: March 26, 2021

This water management system was built by the SCS or Soil Management Service and its function remains the same as when it was constructed in 1936. The purpose of this concrete structure is to maintain a safe level of water… read more

Appleton (West) High School – Appleton WI

Date added: February 24, 2021

Appleton (West) High School has served as a high school in Appleton, WI since September, 1938. It was built by the Works Progress Administration.

Sewage Plant and Storm Water System – Hudson WI

Date added: May 7, 2020

According to the testimony of Wendall Peterson, City Attorney of Hudson during hearings in Congress over a toll bridge in 1941, the Works Progress Administration was involved in constructing a large storm sewer 4 or 5 blocks long. The City Attorney… read more

Leonard-Leota Park Improvement – Evansville WI

Date added: July 14, 2019

“In 1900 the artillery tube was donated by the Navy Department to the T.L. Sutphen Post No. 41 of the Grand Army of the Republic in Evansville. The Post in turn donated the piece to the City of Evansville, which… read more

Oshkosh Fire Station #6 – Oshkosh WI

Date added: April 28, 2019

Fire Station #6 built was built with Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds by the City of Oshkosh. A WPA funded project to dismantle the old Winnebago County Courthouse and old Oshkosh Post Office buildings were done in 1939. Materials from… read more

Crescent Beach Stairs – Algoma WI

Date added: January 30, 2019

The WPA constructed stairs at the south end of Crescent Beach. The stairs display “19 WPA 39” on the top step and bottom slab along with 48 star stone mosaic U.S. flags. The stairs are edged with field stone. Fossils… read more

Sheboygan Armory and Auditorium – Sheboygan WI

Date added: January 20, 2019

The Sheboygan Armory and Auditorium was built in 1941 by the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration (WPA). The Supervising Architect was Edgar Stubenrauch, based in Sheboygan. Architectural Features: The two-story structure is representative of the Streamline Moderne/WPA Moderne style. The façade… read more

Enderis Playing Field – Milwaukee WI

Date added: July 30, 2018

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built park facilities at the Enderis Playing Field in Milwaukee. One among many parks built and improved by the WPA in Milwaukee, the Enderis Playing field is still in use today. The land, which the… read more

E. W. Luther Elementary School Gate – South Milwaukee WI

Date added: July 11, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built an entrance gate for the E. W. Luther Elementary School track. A plaque installed on the structure reads: “WPA 1036.” The gate marks the back entrance to the school’s athletic field.  

Granville Town Hall (former) – Milwaukee WI

Date added: June 20, 2018

The Granville Town Board voted in 1940 to build a new Town Hall in Granville Center that would house the town offices, an auditorium, and the fire department. Work Projects Administration (WPA) labor built the project. Construction began Oct. 23,… read more

Hoyt Park: Shelter and Park Facilities – Madison WI

Date added: June 1, 2018

Hoyt Park already appears in The Living New Deal site data. However, most New Deal structures at this cherished park are not represented. Therefore, this submission adds five photos of New Deal structures at this beautiful park. Additional photos could… read more