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Devou Park Development – Covington KY

Date added: May 15, 2017

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) worked to develop Devou Park, supplying a $97,251 grant to the city for park improvements. In addition to a band shell and shelter house, the W.P.A. constructed swimming pools at the park.

Devou Park Shelter House – Covington KY

Date added: May 15, 2017

Also known as Stone Shelter, the Devou Park shelter house was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), as part of a $97,251 grant to the city for park improvements. The shelter house, constructed of native fieldstone and containing a… read more

Devou Park Band Shell – Covington KY

Date added: May 15, 2017

Devou Park Band Shell was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), as part of a $97,251 grant to the city for park improvements. The band shell was completed in the summer of 1939. “The Devou Park band shell was… read more

Glover Cary Bridge – Owensboro KY to IN

Date added: May 8, 2017

Glover Cary Bridge spans the Ohio River, connecting Owensboro, Kentucky to Indiana. The bridge was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project in 1940.

Daniel Boone National Forest Reforestation – Winchester KY

Date added: August 10, 2016

“Like many of the newer forests purchased under the Weeks Act of 1911, the Daniel Boone (originally the Cumberland National Forest) was acquired by President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration for restoration by the newly created Civilian Conservation Corps” (nationalforests.org).

Kentucky Dam – Gilbertsville KY

Date added: April 27, 2016

“Kentucky Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Tennessee River on the county line between Livingston and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The dam is the lowermost of nine dams on the river owned and operated by… read more

National Guard Armory (former) – Carlisle KY

Date added: June 19, 2015

In 1941, the WPA completed work on a National Guard armory designed by Edd Gregg for Williamsburg. The building is a classic modern deco building with strong vertical elements surrounding the entry that is capped with an eagle in flight…. read more

National Guard Armory (former) – Williamsburg KY

Date added: June 19, 2015

In 1942, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed work on a National Guard armory designed by Edd Gregg for Williamsburg. The building is a 2-story poured concrete building with a modern deco style. From the Kentucky National Guard History eMuseum:… read more

National Guard Armory (former) – Harrodsburg KY

Date added: June 19, 2015

In 1941, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed work on a National Guard armory designed by Edd Gregg. The building is a poured, 2-story modern Deco style building with both horizontal and vertical elements on the front façade. It has… read more

Rowan County Voting House – Morehead KY

Date added: June 19, 2015

Construction of stone voting houses was recommended because there were insufficient places for voting with previous solutions producing problems for locations that were over-crowded because of a central location, too small such as in one room schoolhouse, or too far… read more

Waterworks – Evarts KY

Date added: May 17, 2015

The federal Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed a waterworks system in Evarts, Kentucky ca. 1940.

Harlan Country Club – Harlan KY

Date added: May 17, 2015

Located approximately seven miles south of Harlan, Kentucky by U.S. 421 and Highway 3001, Harlan Country Club was constructed by the federal Work Projects Administration (WPA) and completed in 1941. The course, designed by Sye Simonton, is still in service.

Sewers – Cumberland KY

Date added: May 17, 2015

The federal Works Progresss Administration (WPA) constructed sewers in Cumberland, Kentucky.

Harlan National Guard Armory (former) – Harlan KY

Date added: May 17, 2015

KY.gov: “The first armory in Harlan was constructed … by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). … The building is located in Sunshine, across a bridge and next to the railroad tracks outside downtown Harlan. The building is a two-story poured… read more