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Vine Hill School and Community Building – Cape Fair MO

Date added: March 16, 2018

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Vine Hill School and Community Building (also known as Horney Buck School) in 1939 in Cape Fair. The building served as a school during the week, as a community center on Saturdays, and as an interdenominational… read more

Cave Spring School Restrooms – Sarcoxie MO

Date added: February 17, 2018

A 2012  Nation Register of Historic Places Registration Form describes the restroom structures built by the Works Progress Administration circa 1935: “Behind the school, near the southwest and northwest corners of the property are two stone privies. Thought to have… read more

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

Ozark County Courthouse – Gainesville MO

Date added: February 14, 2018

Encouraged by possible assistance from the federal government, voters approved a $20,000 bond issue by a ten to one margin in September 1938, as a 55 percent shared cost of the Work Projects Administration project. Earl Hawkins, of Springfield, drew… read more

Brownville Bridge – Brownville NE to MO

Date added: May 8, 2017

Brownville Bridge, which carries U.S. 136 over the Missouri River between Nebraska and Missouri, was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. Completed in 1939, the now-free bridge originally featured tolls.

Turner Middle School – St. Louis MO

Date added: January 25, 2017

This art deco style building was constructed by the PWA in 1938-1940. It was originally occupied by Stowe Teachers College, a college for black educators. It was named after Charles Turner, an educator and scientist.

Blanchette Park – St. Charles MO

Date added: January 25, 2017

Blanchette Park is a large park overlooking the Missouri River Valley in northern St. Charles which was the first Missouri State Capital. The WPA’s work in the park included a swimming pool, lake, walks and fences, and remodeling of Memorial… read more

Forest Park Fish Hatchery – St. Louis MO

Date added: January 25, 2017

This WPA project included the headquarters building and multiple hatchery ponds. The hatchery became one of the largest producers of fish for the state’s waterways.

Forest Park – St. Louis MO

Date added: January 24, 2017

Forest Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the nation, just larger than Central Park in NYC. It was the site of the 1904 Worlds Fair and the WPA projects in the park transformed it and brought it… read more

Ruth Park Retaining Wall – University City MO

Date added: January 24, 2017

The beautifully designed low retaining wall is on the south side of the Ruth Park Golf Course in University City, MO. The design is of horizontal rock flagstones interrupted by several rows of vertical rocks periodically. There are few places… read more

Flynn Park – University City MO

Date added: January 23, 2017

The WPA did extensive landscaping in the park in 1936, including redoing the tennis courts and surrounding retaining walls.

Shaw Park – Clayton MO

Date added: January 23, 2017

Shaw Park was developed by the WPA in 1935-1936 and formally dedicated in 1937. The park is 30 acres total and is on land donated by the Shaw family. The total cost for the project was $280,000 – a $250,000… read more

Municipal Bathhouse Number 6 – St. Louis MO

Date added: January 23, 2017

Bathhouse number 6 was the last bathhouse built in St. Louis during the time when the need for bathing by those with no indoor plumbing was a critical problem. They were built in those areas of the city with the… read more