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National Leprosarium Infirmary (former) – Carville LA

Date added: August 5, 2017

A federal Treasury Department-funded construction, the old National Leprosarium Infirmary building, “built in 1933, had 68 beds in two open wards–men upstairs and women downstairs. Architects provided screened porches across the front of the building to allow patients fresh air. Notice… read more

Banks Street Sidewalks – New Orleans LA

Date added: May 9, 2017

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed sidewalks in New Orleans, including along Banks Street in Mid-City. WPA workers often marked their work with “sidewalk stamps” pressed into the fresh concrete — a common practice by private contractors in the early… read more

Canal Street Branch Library (former) Mural – New Orleans LA

Date added: September 13, 2016

An exceptional mural, “History of Printing,” was painted by Edward Schoenberger for the Canal Street Branch Library in New Orleans.  The library building was a pre-existing structure from the early 1900s, in a quirky Caribbean style of uncertain origins. The mural… read more

Post Office – Lake Providence LA

Date added: August 23, 2016

The historic post office in Lake Providence, Louisiana was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds. It was completed in 1940. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in service.

Kisatchie National Forest – Winnfield LA

Date added: August 9, 2016

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed facilities at the Gum Springs Recreation Area, located in Kisatchie National Forest. The CCC also planted trees.

Jackson House Restoration – New Orleans LA

Date added: August 4, 2016

It appears that the historic Jackson House was restored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the mid 1930s as part of a larger historic rehabilitation project in the Jackson Square area (source #1). The plaque on the building confuses… read more

Jackson Barracks Improvements – New Orleans LA

Date added: May 30, 2016

Jackson Barracks was established in the early 19th century. It was transferred from the US Army to the state National Guard in the 1920s. “From 1936 to 1940, Louisiana adjutant general Raymond H. Fleming utilized the federal Works Progress Administration… read more

Grandjean Bridge – New Orleans LA

Date added: January 12, 2016

As part of a massive $12-million project to improve and expand New Orleans’s City Park, the WPA built nine concrete vehicular bridges across the grounds between 1936 and 1939. Located behind the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Grandjean Bridge… read more

Harrison Ave. Bridge, No. 1 – New Orleans LA

Date added: January 12, 2016

Constructed in 1939, the Harrison Avenue Bridge spans a lagoon developed by the WPA. The bridge is a single-span, reinforced concrete, closed-spandrel arch design. Approach spans, flanked by heavy parapet railing, lead up to the crossing. In elevation, the low,… read more

Anseman Avenue Bridge – New Orleans LA

Date added: January 9, 2016

As part of a massive $12-million project to improve New Orleans’s City Park, the WPA built nine concrete vehicular bridges between 1936 and 1939 throughout the expanded grounds. Spanning Bayou Metairie near the southwest corner, the Anseman Avenue Bridge replaced… read more

Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park – New Orleans LA

Date added: January 1, 2016

Constructed in 1935-37 with WPA labor, the 26,500-seat stadium came as part of a massive New Deal project to expand New Orleans’s City Park. Richard Koch, an architect on the park board and the architectural firm of Weiss, Dreyfous and… read more

Fire Station – New Orleans LA

Date added: December 21, 2015

Constructed in 1939-40, the former New Orleans Fire Department Station Number 2 is one of three firehouses built by the WPA in the Crescent City in the late 1930s. Located in the Lakeview neighborhood, south of Lake Pontchartrain, it consists… read more

Lower Pontalba Building - New Orleans LA

Lower Pontalba Building Renovation – New Orleans LA

Date added: December 21, 2015

The Pontalba Buildings flank Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans.  The Upper Pontalba Building lies on the west side of the square along St. Peter Street, the Lower Pontalba Building on the east side… read more

Burr’s Ferry Bridge – Leesville LA

Date added: December 19, 2015

The Burr’s Ferry Bridge is built over the Sabine River where Texas State Highway 63 and Louisiana State Highway 8 meet. The bridge consists of three Parker though truss spans and 34 concrete girder spans. At the time the bridge… read more