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    Old Hickory Station Post Office – Nashville TN

    Date added: December 27, 2014; Modified: July 26, 2023

    This New Deal post office is a one-story brick Colonial Revival building, rectangular in shape, on raised basement. Limestone pilasters with Doric capitals surround windows and door in center of facade. Interior of the building is largely intact, including original… read more

    Main entrance, Frist Center for the Visual Arts - Nashville TN

    Frist Art Museum (former Main Post Office) – Nashville TN

    Date added: September 13, 2015; Modified: July 26, 2023

    Nashville’s former main post office was built in 1933-34 by the Treasury Department’s Office of Construction (later the Office of Procurement).  The enormous structure, filling a city block, was constructed in a record 18 months. The design by architects Marr… read more

    E. H. Crump Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.

    Crump Stadium – Memphis TN

    Date added: April 22, 2023

    Built by the Works Progress Administration used to hold high school games and major football games, such as Memphis State Tiger games. It was an estimated to hold 28,000 spectators before it downsizes in 2006.

    Rear of the Overton Park Shell

    Overton Park Band Shell (now Levitt Shell) – Memphis TN

    Date added: December 27, 2014; Modified: April 9, 2023

    Currently known as Levitt Shell, in recognition of funding that saved it from demolition, the Overton Park band shell was constructed by the WPA and City of Memphis in 1936 for $11,935. It has almost been demolished twice.

    Lauderdale Courts – Memphis TN

    Date added: February 24, 2013; Modified: January 18, 2023

    Lauderdale Courts was one of the first public housing projects undertaken under the New Deal, and one of the few housing developments originated under the New Deal that is still standing. The Market Street slums were cleared in order to… read more

    WPA wall - Knoxville TN

    Whittle Springs Rd. Retaining Wall – Knoxville TN

    Date added: November 15, 2022; Modified: November 16, 2022

    The Works Progress Administration built a retaining wall to support the residential properties along the length of a sidewalk on Whittle Springs Rd. in North Knoxville. The wall, as well as a WPA inscription, can be found on the east… read more

    Sevier County Heritage Museum

    Sevier County Heritage Museum (old Post Office) – Sevierville TN

    Date added: October 31, 2022; Modified: November 3, 2022

    The Treasury Department funded the construction of the New Deal-era Sevierville post office in Sevierville, TN. The post office has since relocated, and the early-’40s building currently serves as the Sevier County Heritage Museum.

    Early U.S. Postal Village, by Earl Obertueffer

    Post Office Mural – McKenzie TN

    Date added: November 19, 2014; Modified: September 14, 2022

    This mural, “Early U.S. Post Village”, painted by Karl Oberteuffer under the Treasury Section of Fine Arts, was completed in 1938. It was transferred to the new McKenzie post office building in 1988. Upon its installation, Oberteuffer wrote an acquaintance,… read more

    Picking Cotton, by Carl Nyquist

    Post Office Mural – Bolivar TN

    Date added: October 25, 2013; Modified: September 7, 2022

    The post office contains a mural by Carl Nyquist, installed in 1941, “Picking Cotton.” The mural is 13 feet 6 inches wide and 5 feet high. “The mural, a reflection of the long, flat cotton fields of the area, is… read more

    Coming Round the Mountain, by John H.R. Pickett

    Post Office Mural – Lewisburg TN

    Date added: December 16, 2014; Modified: September 5, 2022

    John H. R. Pickett painted this oil on canvas mural, entitled “Coming ‘Round the Mountain,” in 1938 for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. The former US Postal Service facility located at 121 S. 1st St., is now located to… read more

    Lamar Terrace Postcard

    Lamar Terrace (demolished) – Memphis TN

    Date added: December 27, 2014; Modified: August 25, 2022

    Lamar Terrace was the second low-cost housing project for white families in Memphis. It contained 478 units, and cost $2,500,000. It was demolished in 2005.