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Locomotive No. 1, Milwaukee Road, Milwaukee WI

Hiawatha Trains 100 and 101 – Milwaukee WI

Date added: May 16, 2023

In 1934, the New Deal’s Public Works Administration (PWA) loaned the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company—popularly known as the “Milwaukee Road”—$8.6 million (about $194 million in 2022 dollars) for infrastructure improvements and new equipment.  The latter included… read more

Well House Circa 1945

Water Utility Well No. 7 – Madison WI

Date added: December 18, 2022

The Water Utility Well No. 7 in Madison Wisconsin was constructed in 1939. The project proposal began in 1938 and was completed a year later by McCarthy Well Company. The construction of the project experienced several delays due to weather… read more

The Door County (Wisconsin) Advocate

Village Hall – Sister Bay WI

Date added: November 22, 2022

Original Use: “The building, one of the finest in the state for any village of this size, was made possible by the public spiritedness. of the residents of the community and the whole­hearted co-operation of the National Youth Administration that… read more

Hubbard Park Lodge (Scout Craft Cabin)

Hubbard Park Lodge (Scout Craft Cabin) – Shorewood WI

Date added: November 13, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Hubbard Park Lodge in Shorewood WI. the structure was built for use by Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. WPA crews also graded the land, built pathways and a spring-fed pool and fountain.  The… read more

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