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Stratton School – Stratton CO

Date added: February 3, 2019

The Works Progress Administration built a school in Stratton CO, in Kit Carson County, School District # 57. The reinforced concrete structure includes four classrooms and a combination auditorium and gymnasium, which accommodated 4,000 persons. The construction cost was $35,354.

Gymnasium – Hugo CO

Date added: February 2, 2019

The Works Progress Administration built a gymnasium in Hugo, CO, Lincoln County. The modernist, reinforced concrete and adobe structure cost $33,452. The gymnasium was adobe construction with two inch concrete panels on the exterior. The balcony seating capacity was 1500… read more

Hoehne School and Gymnasium – Las Animas CO

Date added: January 20, 2019

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Hoehne School and Gymnasium in Hoehne, Las Animas CO. The gymnasium addition was two-stories high. Other WPA-built facilities included a shop and home economics classrooms.

Lincoln School – Alamosa CO

Date added: January 17, 2019

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Lincoln School in Grand Junction CO. The two-story, brick building replaced a structurally-unsound school. The new Lincoln School building included fire safety features such as fire-resistsant, concrete construction corridors and stairways. The WPA… read more

School Gymnasium and Auditorium – Frederick CO

Date added: January 16, 2019

The Works Progress Administration built a school gymnasium and auditorium in Frederick, Colorado. The structure was built of concrete. The facade concrete panels are finished with inlaid ornamentation. The exact location and status of this project is presently unknown to… read more

Montrose County Jail – Montrose CO

Date added: December 31, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a county jail in Montrose, CO. The two-story structure was built of store quarried locally. The federal expenditure was $18,514. Local sponsors contributed an additional $9,348. The exact location and condition of this structure are… read more

School – Granada CO

Date added: December 16, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a school in Granada. The structure was built of native stone. The location and condition of this structure are unknown to the Living New Deal.

School Auditorium-Gymnasium – Aguilar CO

Date added: December 16, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a combination auditorium-gymnasium for the school in Aguilar. The structure was built of native limestone. The location and condition of this structure are unknown to the Living New Deal.

Nursery – Pueblo CO

Date added: December 16, 2018

New Deal funding helped build a nursery in the city of Pueblo, CO. The structure was 13,260 sq ft and was built of native stone. The nursery was built for working mothers and it served approximately 200 children. The federal… read more

School – Konantz CO

Date added: October 22, 2018

The Works Progress Administration built a school in Konantz, CO in 1938. The 1,147-square-foot school replaced an unsafe wooden structure. The school was built of native sandstone at a cost of $4,500 of federal funds, and a $1,000 contribution from… read more

Street Paving – Denver CO

Date added: April 3, 2018

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) worked to pave streets in Denver in 1934. Interestingly, as reported by The New York Times: “Many of the streets are paved with smelter slag. This slag was assayed recently and showed values running up… read more

Colfax Avenue Improvements – Denver CO

Date added: March 3, 2018

In 1937 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) “completely paved and modernized” Denver’s Colfax Avenue, “and built a new western route which took it over the hill and across ranch land to the entrance of Mt. Vernon Canyon, its present route…. read more

Post Office (former) – Longmont CO

Date added: March 1, 2018

Sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the historic former post office at 501 5th Avenue in Longmont, Colorado was a New Deal project funded by the Treasury Department. The building presently (as of 2018) houses the Aspen Center for… read more