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Sligo Creek Elementary School – Silver Spring MD

Date added: June 4, 2012

Sligo Creek Elementary School in Silver Spring MD – the former Montgomery Blair High School – was built in 1935 with funding from the Public Works Administration (PWA). A 1939 report by the PWA provide details: “The building contains 13… read more

Hyattsville Post Office

Post Office – Hyattsville MD

Date added: May 19, 2012

“The Hyattsville Post Office is a one-story brick building constructed over a full basement, located on Gallatin Street in Hyattsville, Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Colonial Revival building consists of a central, three-bay block flanked by smaller one-bay flat-roofed pavilions…. read more

Post Office Murals – Hyattsville MD

Date added: May 19, 2012

1938 New Deal frescoes by Eugene Kingman, depicting the agricultural heritage of Prince George’s County, decorate the post office lobby. The frescoes are tempera on plaster, and consist of multiple small panels, some oddly shaped.

Riverdale Fire Department

Riverdale Fire Department – Riverdale Park MD

Date added: May 19, 2012

"By the early 1930's, it was evident that we were outgrowing our original fire house with swing out doors. In the mid 1930's plans were drawn up and approved to build a new firehouse in Riverdale. This new structure was… read more

Former Post Office - Silver Spring MD

Post Office (former) – Silver Spring MD

Date added: May 11, 2012

The historic post office building in Silver Spring MD was constructed in 1936-37 by the Treasury Department. Its construction is sometimes mis-attributed to the WPA (Works Progress Administration).   It is a typical Colonial Revival style building, often used in… read more

Public Library: Cikovsky Mural – Silver Spring MD

Date added: May 11, 2012

This 16′ x 6′ oil on canvas entitled “The Old Tavern” was painted by Nicolai Cikovsky in 1937 for the former Silver Spring Post Office, under the auspices of the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. When the old post office… read more

Former Post Office - Bethesda MD

Post Office (former) – Bethesda MD

Date added: May 11, 2012

The historic New Deal post office building in Bethesda MD – sometimes misattributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA) – was constructed with Treasury Department funds in 1937. The Neo-Georgian building was constructed out of native stone trucked in from… read more

Westbrook Elementary School

Westbrook Elementary School – Bethesda MD

Date added: May 11, 2012

“According to a Maryland Historical Trust report, “Westbrook Elementary School (1939) is an important architectural landmark in the history of Montgomery County and its public school. It is the only Federal Public Works school in the county. A plaque in… read more

FDR Inspecting Plans for Greenbelt in 1937

Old Greenbelt Planned Community – Greenbelt MD

Date added: May 10, 2012

The heart of today’s Greenbelt, Maryland – popularly known as “Old Greenbelt” – is a large, planned community laid out and constructed during the New Deal. It features community facilities such as a school, theater and community center, a large… read more

Fort Hill High School Under Construction

Fort Hill High School – Cumberland MD

Date added: May 9, 2012

The PWA helped in the construction of the main school building, while the WPA was responsible for the school’s football stadium, tennis courts and much of the surrounding grounds. “New Deal funding relating to Fort Hill was formally initiated in… read more

Port Deposit School Under Construction

Freeman Hall – Port Deposit MD

Date added: May 6, 2012

“Port Deposit is an interesting town that sits alongside the Susquehanna River, not far from the Conowingo Dam. There is an abundance of stonework in the town, and the former African American school shown below is no exception. This was… read more