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Pocahontas State Park – Chesterfield VA

Date added: August 1, 2012

“Pocahontas State Park is a state park located in Chesterfield, Virginia, USA, not far from the state capitol of Richmond. The park was laid out by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and at 7,950 acres (32.2 km2) was, at its creation, Virginia’s… read more

Colonial Parkway Entrance

Colonial Parkway – Yorktown VA

Date added: June 10, 2012

Colonial Parkway is part of the National Park Service’s Colonial National Historical Park. It is a scenic 23-mile parkway that links together Virginia’s Historic Triangle of colonial-era communities: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Different portions of the parkway were built between 1930 and… read more

George Washington Middle School - Alexandria VA

George Washington Middle School – Alexandria VA

Date added: June 10, 2012

George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, VA was completed in 1936. It was funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA) with a grant of $300,000 made in 1933.   It was originally the George Washington High School, which replaced two prior high… read more

Cabin group at Prince William Forest Park - Triangle VA

Prince William Forest Park – Triangle VA

Date added: June 5, 2012

Prince William Forest Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), with help from skilled workers of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), from 1935 to 1942.  It was then known as Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area (the name was changed… read more

Reagan National Airport – Arlington VA

Date added: May 11, 2012

The first Washington DC airport was built during the New Deal.  Long known as National Airport, it was renamed for former President Ronald Reagan in 1998. Most locals still refer to it by its former name. Construction began in 1938,… read more

Phoebus Post Office – Hampton VA

Date added: February 12, 2012

This New Deal post office was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938. It is also the site of William Caffee’s 1941 mural, “Chesapeake Fisherman.” Researcher Frank da Cruz notes that the post office’s Colonial Revival design is… read more

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Richmond VA

Date added: February 12, 2012

The historic Virginia Museum of Fine Arts building was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project during the mid-1930s: PWA Docket No. 3551. Short and Stanley-Brown: “Before the erection of this art museum, the city of Richmond had… read more

Ocean View School

Ocean View Elementary School – Norfolk VA

Date added: February 12, 2012

"The original application for a grant from the P.W.A. of $45,900 contemplated an annex to the existing school at an estimated cost of $102,000. Investigation disclosed that the old building was a fire hazard, so the city demolished it and… read more