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Mission Playground – San Francisco CA

Date added: March 13, 2006

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) developed San Francisco’s Mission Playground, located at 19th and (what was then known as) Angelica Streets, during the Great Depression. The park is still in use today. Painted swimming pool and dressing rooms, repaired… read more

Police Pistol Range

Police Pistol Range – San Francisco CA

Date added: March 13, 2006

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a pistol range at Fort Funston in San Francisco. The facility was: Built for target practice and competitive pistol matches with other police departments.–Healy, p. 70.

Potrero Hill Playground – San Francisco CA

Date added: March 13, 2006

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) developed San Francisco’s Potrero Hill Playground during the Great Depression. Located at 22nd and Arkansas Streets, the WPA built children’s area and tennis courts above the housetops overlooking the Bay.–Healy, p. 66.

San Francisco Hospital – San Francisco CA

Date added: March 13, 2006

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted substantial improvement work at San Francisco Hospital during the Great Depression. The WPA: Repaired training nurses home, administration building, pathological, emergency and receiving buildings, general rehabilitation.–Healy, p. 71.

Southern and Mission Stations – San Francisco CA

Date added: March 13, 2006

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) rehabilitated police stations in San Francisco during the Great Depression, including the Southern and Mission Stations. The agency: Rehabilitated buildings to meet requirements of department, providing additional cell space, new ventilation and painting.–Healy, p…. read more

Mountain Lake Park – San Francisco CA

Date added: March 13, 2006

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) worked to develop San Francisco’s Mountain Lake Park during the Great Depression. Examples: Repairs like Lombard, consisting of landscaping, building 2 new tennis courts and walks and horseshoe courts; also provided a shelter for… read more

Galileo High School Underpass – San Francisco CA

Date added: March 13, 2006

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved the safety conditions for traffic and students at Galileo High School by constructing a pedestrian underpass under Bay Street. Built reinforced concrete tunnel connecting school and field; removed old 20 inch sewer and… read more

Twin Peaks Reservoir

Twin Peaks Reservoir Improvements – San Francisco CA

Date added: March 13, 2006

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted heavy renovation and repair work at San Francisco’s Twin Peaks Reservoir during the Great Depression. Repaired reservoir leaks and water proofed. Cut new expansion joints, painted and thoroughly renovated old reservoir.–Healy, p. 65.