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Bidwell Bowl

Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater – Chico CA

Date added: February 21, 2009

The Bidwell Bowl amphitheater sits along Big Chico Creek on the California State University, Chico campus.  It was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938, no doubt in conjunction with improvements the WPA was making in Bidwell Park… read more

Biggs City Hall Archive Photo

Biggs City Hall – Biggs CA

Date added: February 20, 2009

The Municipal Building in Biggs CA was constructed under the New Deal with funds and labor from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which was very active in Butte County.  The federal government provided about one-third of the cost and local… read more

McKinley Elementary School – Gridley CA

Date added: February 18, 2009

McKinley Elementary School was one of several schools and many public works built by the New Deal in Butte County, CA.  It was probably built by the WPA (but this needs to be confirmed).

Whitney Portal Road – Lone Pine CA

Date added: February 3, 2009

The CCC camp in Lone Pine (part of the Inyo National Forest) completed the Whitney Portal Road to the trailhead for Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the Lower 48 states, at 14,497 feet.

Mulholland Drive Over US 101 – Los Angeles CA

Date added: February 3, 2009

The bridge was later incorporated into the Cahuenga Pass Freeway, although it appeared to have been a separate project (Cahuenga Pass was also a PWA project). Mulholland Highway was speed "High Way" at the time. The City Engineer of Bridges… read more

Aliso Street Viaduct Under Construction

Aliso Street Bridge – Los Angeles CA

Date added: February 2, 2009

US highway 101 from Center St. to Mission Rd. Connected the Ramona Parkway (present day Interstate 10) with the proposed Hollywood Parkway (now US 101). Crosses over the LA River as well as numerous city streets and railroads. Originally the… read more

Cahuenga Pass

Cahuenga Pass Freeway – Los Angeles CA

Date added: February 2, 2009

This project involved two separate roads, 48 feet wide (four lanes each way) with Pacific Electric Tracks in the center. It included the Pilgrimage Bridge (Vine St) and adjacent frontage roads, Barham Blvd overcrossing and Barham offramps.

Oroville Post Office – Oroville CA

Date added: January 27, 2009

The Renaissance-revival style post office in Oroville CA was begun under President Herbert Hoover in 1932 and completed under President Roosevelt in 1933.  It is not known what portion of the funding came from the New Deal, but possibly less… read more

"Agriculture and Industries of Ventura--Oil"

Post Office Murals – Ventura CA

Date added: January 21, 2009

“Agriculture and Industries of Ventura” Large murals depicting cattle, dairies, fields, and citrus groves and packing–all with many busy laborers.

Tulare County Courthouse (former) – Visalia CA

Date added: January 19, 2009

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided much of the funding for the former Tulare County Court House, built in 1935. The building is four stories high with a raised central tower. The design is Moderne, with a recessed entrance section… read more

Visalia Post Office: Front

Visalia Post Office – Visalia CA

Date added: January 19, 2009

Red brick and beautiful stone detailing adorn this historic New Deal post office, whose construction began in 1933.

Visalia Municipal Hospital: Aerial

Visalia Municipal Hospital (demolished) – Visalia CA

Date added: January 19, 2009

The Public Works Administration (PWA) paid for a municipal hospital for Visalia CA in 1936.  The 68 bed facility served the community of Visalia until 1969, when it was demolished to make way for the new Kaweah Delta Medical center… read more