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Sunset Park Playground – San Francisco CA

Date added: October 5, 2010

"In 1937, the three-acre site at 29th Avenue and Lawton Street was bought for $50,676 and began as a playground. Built by the Recreation Department and the W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration), Sunset Playground opened in 1940 with a small field… read more

Donal Hord's "Man and the Machine"

Exposition Park Sculpture – Los Angeles CA

Date added: October 5, 2010

This cast stone sculpture by Donal Hord was funded by the PWAP in 1934. The sculpture depicts a man crouching behind a wheel filled with gears and is variously known as “Man and the Wheel” or “Wheel of Industry” or… read more

Yolo County Projects – Knights Landing CA

Date added: October 5, 2010

"Joann Larkey and Shipley Walters, in their 1987 Yolo County: Land of Changing Patterns noted (p. 84) that the WPA had been active, spending $65,000 in 1936-1937 alone in the county (for roads, sidewalks/curb/gutter, public buildings, and landscaping)… Road improvements… read more

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."

Hart Park – Bakersfield CA

Date added: October 5, 2010

“In 1921, the County provided funds to purchase the Park property and a token sum was provided by the City for construction along with a quantity of locally donated labor and funds until 1931. As the Great Depression began to… read more

Rincom Creek Bridge – Los Gatos CA

Date added: October 2, 2010

This is a small two lane bridge where Hicks Road crosses Rincom Creek near the border between Los Gatos and San Jose. The bridge boasts a WPA cements stamp and the date 1940.

Burbank Elementary School

Burbank Elementary School – Modesto CA

Date added: October 2, 2010

Burbank Elementary School was built in 1939 by the WPA. It was the only WPA school built by the city of Modesto. It began as a small school with only two rooms and has been built up from there.

Basin Creek Fish Hatchery – Twain Harte CA

Date added: September 26, 2010

Although the hatchery was in place at least by 1930, a 1940 publication by a WPA administrator lists the WPA as having worked on the site during the 1930s. The hatchery does not seem to be in use any longer…. read more