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WPA Sidewalk, Clifton Street – Oakland CA

Date added: December 28, 2020

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built concrete sidewalks, curbs and gutters all over the city of Oakland, including here on Clifton Street in the Rockridge neighborhood.  There is a sidewalk stamp reading “W.P.A. 1940” in the gutter at the corner… read more

Westport School – Westport MN

Date added: December 27, 2020

The Works Progress Administration built the Westport School in Westport MN. The structure has a simple, Moderne exterior. Most windows have since been bricked up. Minnesota Historical Society has a photo from initial construction [2056-A (Negative Number)] from the Works Progress… read more

Jasper-Troupsburg Elementary School – Troupsburg NY

Date added: December 27, 2020

Built as a K-12 public school, the Troupsburg Central School is still extant and in use as Jasper-Troupsburg Elementary School. According to A History of Troupsburg, NY (1808-2004), “It seems likely that the new school in Troupsburg was constructed with New… read more

Bridgton Academy – Bridgton ME

Date added: December 24, 2020

Bridgton Academy is an all-male college preparatory in Bridgton, Maine. Founded in 1808, the school sits at the northern tip of Long Lake in North Bridgton, Maine. The school has been NEASC accredited since 1934, making it one of the… read more

Eagle Bend School – Eagle Bend MN

Date added: December 24, 2020

In December 1939 the Eagle Bend School burned down, causing $110,000 in damage and destroying a gymnasium constructed by the Public Works Administration in 1934. While deliberating on new construction on January 31, 1940, the members of the Eagle Bend… read more

Avoca Central School – Avoca NY

Date added: December 24, 2020

The Public Works Administration provided a $99,000 grant to construct a new K-12 public school in 1937-1939. Much expanded and renovated, the school remains in use today.

Arkport Central School – Arkport NY

Date added: December 24, 2020

The Arkport Central School in Arkport NY is a K-12 public school that is still in use. The Public Works Administration made two grants, of $63,000 and $9,654, against a planned cost of approximately $192,000.

Lakeside Gymnasium – Chisago City MN

Date added: December 18, 2020

The Lakeside School was built in 1918 in Chisago City, MN. The original school was not built with an auditorium or anywhere for entertainment, plays, etc. and after 30 years the gymnasium in the school had fallen into disarray and… read more

Memorial Auditorium – Burlington IA

Date added: December 15, 2020

Burlington Memorial Auditorium, located near the Mississippi River, was built by the Works Progress Administration and opened in May of 1939. It was first used as a U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center and by the supply company of the 136th… read more

Mounds State Park Pavilion – Anderson IN

Date added: December 14, 2020

The National Youth Administration (NYA) built the Mounds State Park Pavilion in Anderson IN. The pavilion holds up to 150 people and is still in service.

Matawan Aberdeen Public Library Improvements – Matawan NJ

Date added: December 13, 2020

In 1935, the Works Progress Administration completed upgrades/repairs for the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library on Main Street, Matawan, NJ. “As the year draws to a close, a WPA-funded upgrading project begins. The project includes book repair, creation of local history scrapbooks,… read more

CCC Camp Rangeley Lake Co. 144 P-55 – Sandy River ME

Date added: December 13, 2020

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built CCC Camp Rangeley Lake Co. 144 P-55 in Sandy River, Maine. Excerpt  from Official annual, 1937, Civilian Conservation Corps: “The 144th Company, CCC, is located about three miles south of Rangeley, Maine on Route No. 4…. read more

Charlotte Douglas International Airport – Charlotte NC

Date added: December 12, 2020

In 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) allotted funds for a 3 runway airport in Charlotte. Charlotte’s major airport was built between 1935 and 1937. The WPA also built the Douglas Airport Hangar is located at 4108 Airport Drive in Charlotte,… read more

Stadium – Watertown SD

Date added: December 10, 2020

In 1940, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) received funding for a $66,000 project to build a high school athletic field and stadium for the Watertown school district. The construction was completed in 1941, and the site included a baseball field,… read more

Paynesville Sidewalks and Curbs – Paynesville MN

Date added: December 9, 2020

Starting in the spring of 1938, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) team laid 2,000 square feet of sidewalk and 4,000 linear feet of curbing in downtown Paynesville MN. The St. Cloud Times reported that the Stearns Country WPA projects were… read more