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Arkansas State University Business Building – Jonesboro AR

Date added: August 2, 2019

Constructed in 1939, the Science Building of Arkansas State College (now the Business Building of Arkansas State University), was one of multiple New Deal projects on the college campus. In 1936, Arkansas State College added a Reserve Officers Training Corps…. read more

Nursing and Health Professions Building – Jonesboro AR

Date added: August 1, 2019

The “Nursing and Health Professions Building” is among the four remnant buildings, out of nine, that had been built on A-State Campus during the depth of the depression. In September 1933, the ASU Board of Trustee considered plan for four… read more

Camp Preston Hunt – Texarkana AR

Date added: June 2, 2019

Camp Preston Hunt is a Boy Scout Camp originally built on 200 acres of donated land in Texarkana, Arkansas. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) cleared the land and built cabins, a dining hall and a picnic shelter. The WPA employed… read more

Gymnasium – Washington AR

Date added: May 31, 2019

After the county seat was moved from Washington, Arkansas to Hope, Arkansas, the Washington Public School moved into the empty 1874 Hempstead County Courthouse in Washington. With assistance from the Works Progress Administration, a gym was erected next door in… read more

Post Office Mural – Piggott AR

Date added: April 30, 2019

Dan Rhodes completed this oil-on-canvas mural, entitled “Air Mail,” in 1941 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It is viewable in the Piggott post office lobby. The mural was featured on a sheet of U.S. postage… read more

Post Office – Piggott AR

Date added: April 30, 2019

The historic post office in Piggott, Arkansas was constructed in 1937-8 with funds provided by the Treasury Department. Louis A. Simon served as the supervising architect and Neal A. Melick was supervising engineer. The building also houses an example of… read more

Boyle Park – Little Rock AR

Date added: August 17, 2018

The park remained largely unimproved until the mid-1930s, when the Civilian Conservation Corps boys arrived (though there seems to be some uncertainty about exactly when the actual construction work began, two different contemporaneous sources reveal that as of the spring… read more

Charlotte Elementary School – Charlotte AR

Date added: August 2, 2018

“During the Great Depression, the old wooden building used by the academy was replaced in 1936 with one made of sandstone built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). While this school was being constructed, school was held in the Methodist… read more

Gymnasium (former) – Newark AR

Date added: August 2, 2018

With the consolidation of the numerous one-room school houses into a central facility, the Works Progress Administration helped construct a gymnasium for the school district. “WPA Project No. 265-1-63-83, $26,321, Total funds $47,163, Application date 12-12-41, Average Employed 48. “Construct… read more

Elementary School Gymnasium (former) – Oil Trough AR

Date added: August 2, 2018

“Construct school gymnasium, including installing plumbing, heating, and electrical facilities; excavating; backfilling; and performing appurtenant and incidental work. Publicly owned property. Sponsor: Oil Trough School District #100.” WPA Project No. 265-1-63-5, $11,244, application date 7-12-41, Average Employed 38. As best… read more

Post Office (former) – Benton AR

Date added: July 26, 2018

The historic former post office building in Benton, Arkansas was constructed with Treasury Department funds. The building presently houses the Salvation Army. An example of New Deal artwork created for the building has since been relocated.

Jessieville High School – Jessieville AR

Date added: April 19, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a new school in Jessieville for the Jessieville School District No. 45, Garland County. The new school was called Rock School and was built on land donated by the US Forest Service. Construction was completed… read more

National Guard Armory (former) – Batesville AR

Date added: February 21, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built the National Guard Armory in Batesville in 1936. A 1998 National Register of Historic Places Registration Form describes the formal characteristics of the structure: “The 1936 National Guard Armory in Batesville was constructed in a vernacular Ozark stone… read more

Tyronza Water Tower – Tyronza AR

Date added: February 16, 2018

“The Tyronza Water Tower is a historic elevated steel water tower located in Tyronza, Arkansas. It was built in 1935 by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company in conjunction with the Public Works Administration as part of a project to… read more