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High Street Bridge – Alameda CA and Oakland CA

Date added: October 12, 2010

The High Street bridge crosses the Oakland Estuary to link up the cities of Oakland and Alameda near the south end of the later.  Alameda was originally a peninsula connected to Oakland, but a cut was made to extend the… read more

Sunnydale Project Playground Sculptures – San Francisco CA

Date added: October 11, 2010

"[Sargent Johnson's] group of animals of cast terrazzo (a camel, burro, grasshopper, duck, hippopotamus and elephant), each approximately 26 inches long, 24 inches high and 12 inches wide, and variously colored coral, green and gray, were placed in the Child… read more

Los Angeles Maritime Museum – San Pedro CA

Date added: October 11, 2010

“Built in 1941, this Public Works Administration [PWA] “Streamlined Moderne” building was the base for an auto ferry which crossed the channel at regular intervals from San Pedro to a sister building on Terminal Island. It served navy personnel, fishing… read more

John Hinkel Park Amphitheater

John Hinkel Park Amphitheater – Berkeley CA

Date added: October 10, 2010

Outdoor theater, seating capacity of 350. "The theater was built by the Civil Works Administration (Project Number 5) and was dedicated on 22 April 1934. That same year, the park commission reported that the 'CWA funds not only provided much… read more

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Statue

Cabrillo Beach Park Statue – San Pedro CA

Date added: October 10, 2010

In 1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European explorer to see the coast of California. This statue of the explorer “Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo” was made in cast concrete by Henry Lion in 1936. It was a Federal Art Project…. read more

Main building, Taft Union HS - Taft CA

Taft Union High School – Taft CA

Date added: October 10, 2010

Taft Union High School’s main building was constructed with federal help under the New Deal.  It is an elegant Art Moderne (Art Deco) facility with lovely decorative elements, particularly the colored bas-reliefs (probably terra cotta). The original Taft Union HS… read more

Oakland WPA Sidewalk Stamp

WPA Sidewalks, Genoa Street – Oakland CA

Date added: October 10, 2010

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built sidewalks on Genoa Street in North Oakland in 1940. WPA concrete stamps are located at the intersection of Genoa and 53d, 56th and 58th Streets.

Glendale Public Library (former) – Glendale CA

Date added: October 10, 2010

The old Glendale Public Library was built in the early 1900s. The WPA added two wings between 1940 and 1942. Unfortunately this building was replaced by the current library in 1973 and demolished in 1977.

Winters Infrastructure Projects – Knights Landing CA

Date added: October 5, 2010

"Winters also got $10,000 in 1933 for curbs/gutters, for a water system upgrade, and for rural conservation and irrigation improvements; the WPA in 1940 also helped clean up the towns creek after flooding."