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    “Cleveland Park swimming pool, 1951”

    Cleveland Park Swimming Pool – Greenville SC

    Date added: June 5, 2022; Modified: June 5, 2022

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a swimming pool in Greenville’s Cleveland Park between 1939 and 1940. The city officially dedicated the pool on June 26, 1940. The total cost of the project amounted to $63,000. Children paid a dime… read more

    Sims College

    Sims College (USC) – Columbia SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: May 18, 2022

    Sims College, a dormitory building on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, SC, was constructed in 1939, “part of the extensive building program launched on the campus in the late 1930s as part of the New Deal. Forty-five… read more

    Colleton County Courthouse Additions – Walterboro SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: May 18, 2022

    Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina was constructed in 1823 with additions constructed in 1936 and 1939. Short and Stanley-Brown: “This [PWA] project consisted of additions to the courthouse and the construction of [a] two-story reinforced-concrete jail.”

    Robert Mills Manor – Charleston SC

    Date added: May 17, 2022

    By the early twentieth century, the area that would become the Robert Mills Manor site consisted of a large assemblage of dilapidated late-19th and early-20th century residences and tenements surrounding the county’s jail on the corner of Franklin and Magazine… read more

    Spartanburg Municipal Airport – Spartanburg SC

    Date added: May 7, 2019; Modified: May 16, 2022

    The Spartanburg Municipal Airport opened in 1927. The Civil Works Administration graded the field, erected two runways and completed a new lighting system in 1933-1934. Work was noted to be started by 22 December 1933 and was to be completed… read more

    McKissick Museum – Columbia SC

    Date added: May 21, 2013; Modified: May 16, 2022

    “McKissick Museum is located at the heart of the historic Horseshoe on the Columbia campus of the University of South Carolina. It was established in 1976 by the University Board of Trustees to bring together under one roof the many… read more

    Old Woodruff post office

    Post Office (former) – Woodruff SC

    Date added: February 13, 2015; Modified: May 13, 2022

    The historic former post office building in Woodruff, South Carolina was constructed ca. 1939-40 with Treasury Department funds. The building is now privately owned.

    Navy Yard Improvements (repurposed) – Charleston SC

    Date added: February 12, 2022; Modified: February 12, 2022

    “The Charleston Naval Base provided defense for the United States from its formation in 1901 to its closure in 1996. Originally designated as the Navy Yard and later as the Naval Base it had a large impact upon the local… read more

    Exterior of WPA Berkeley County Library

    Berkeley County Library – Moncks Corner SC

    Date added: March 17, 2021; Modified: March 17, 2021

    It served as the Berkeley County Library from 1938 to 1970. The building was moved from Library Street around the corner to 221 First Street in 1969 and continued to serve customers until the grand opening of the new library… read more

    Municipal Waterworks – Moncks Corner SC

    Date added: January 14, 2021; Modified: January 18, 2021

    The Reconstruction Finance Corporation and the Public Works Administration funded the construction of municipal waterworks in Moncks Corner SC. Before the waterworks construction, the townspeople of Moncks Corner relied on individual electric pumps and wells for their water supply.

    Robert Mills Manor Public Housing – Charleston SC

    Date added: August 7, 2018; Modified: November 22, 2020

    The Robert Mills Manor public housing project in Charleston, South Carolina was constructed with New Deal funds, likely under the auspices of the Public Works Administration (PWA). The Library of Congress: “The Robert Mills Manor Remains as Charleston’s earliest and… read more

    American Legion Post 28 – Spartanburg SC

    Date added: August 30, 2017; Modified: October 24, 2018

    The American Legion building is a Colonial Revival-style stone building that was built by the Works Progress Administration from 1936 to 1937 as a meeting hall for Post 28 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It still serves that function today. The… read more

    Municipal Yacht Basin – Charleston SC

    Date added: April 3, 2018; Modified: October 2, 2018

    What was then known as the Municipal Yacht Basin was constructed as a New Deal project, undertaken by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). As part of the broader development: “The City of Charleston continued to… read more

    Planter’s Hotel / Dock Street Theater Renovation – Charleston SC

    Date added: September 13, 2014; Modified: April 3, 2018

    The historic Dock Street Theater, known as America’s First Theater, in Charleston, South Carolina, was the subject of a massive Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and Works Project Administration (WPA) renovation project between 1935 and 1937. The structure was designed… read more