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Fire Station – Galena IL

Date added: February 26, 2018

“Galena wanted better fire protection. They also began efforts to get the federal government to build the new station. They would ultimately be successful … The WPA (Works Progress Administration) began construction on the fire station in 1940.”

Municipal Swimming Pool – Galena IL

Date added: February 26, 2018

“Galena wanted better fire protection. They also began efforts to get the federal government to build the new station. They would ultimately be successful, the government having already built a new public swimming pool for the community…”

Mark Twain Memorial Bridge (demolished) – Hannibal MO to IL

Date added: February 15, 2018

The former Mark Twain Memorial Bridge, spanning the Mississippi River between Hannibal, Missouri and Illinois, was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. A preserved portion of the old Mark Twain Memorial Bridge remains on the west bank of the… read more

Macon County Courthouse – Decatur IL

Date added: December 24, 2017

The historic, Art Deco, Macon County Courthouse (a.k.a. Macon County Building) in Decatur, Illinois was constructed as a New Deal project with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds.

Federal Building Sculptures – Peoria IL

Date added: November 4, 2017

The southern face of the federal building in Peoria, Illinois, features four limestone sculptures: “Postal Service,” “Agriculture,” Industry,” and “Native Indian.” Commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, Freeman Schoolcraft completed the sculptures in 1939.

Post Office – Monticello IL

Date added: November 3, 2017

The historic post office in Monticello, Illinois was constructed in 1934 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building is still in service.

Village Hall (former Post Office) – Morton IL

Date added: November 1, 2017

Morton’s historic former post office building was constructed in 1937 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which housed an example of New Deal artwork (since relocated), served as a post office until the 1970s. It now serves as the… read more

"Spirit of Communication"

Post Office Bas Relief – Morton IL

Date added: November 1, 2017

The cast stone bas relief, “Spirit of Communication,” was created for the former Morton, Illinois post office at the time of its completion. The work was completed in 1939 byCharles Umlauf. It was relocated, along with postal operations, to a new facility (the… read more

High School – Knoxville IL

Date added: November 1, 2017

The original structure of Knoxville High School was originally constructed in 1935 as a federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project.

Lombard Junior High School – Galesburg IL

Date added: November 1, 2017

The original structure of Lombard Junior High School was originally constructed in 1939 as a federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project.

Community Center – Chatham IL

Date added: October 31, 2017

Chatham Community Center was constructed in 1935-6 with federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. The P.W.A. provided a $30,800 loan and $10,588 grant for the project, whose total cost was $41,395. PWA Docket No. IL 9083

School Auditorium-Gym – Chatham IL

Date added: October 31, 2017

The former Ball Township High School (now elementary school) auditorium/gymnasium was constructed in 1934-5 with federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. PWA Docket No. IL 8168

Lake Springfield Development – Springfield IL

Date added: October 31, 2017

“The PWA and WPA also provided funding for projects around Lake Springfield, including landscaping and placing riprap. … The WPA would later aid in … other Lake Springfield projects.”

Lake Springfield Beach and Beach House – Springfield IL

Date added: October 31, 2017

“The bathhouse at the new Lake Springfield beach area started out as a Civil Works Administration program but couldn’t be finished as a work relief program because there was “an absence of skilled workers on the relief rolls,” according to… read more