Select search criteria in one or more boxes (fields can be left blank), then click on SEARCH button at bottom of the page. To reduce scrolling through long lists, begin typing a name (e.g., ’Smith’ under artist, “Juneau” under state and city).

Hide Search Options

Displaying 16-30 of 204 results

    Seitz Hall

    Virginia Tech: Seitz Hall – Blacksburg VA

    Date added: July 13, 2022; Modified: March 30, 2023

    Virginia Tech’s Seitz Hall, originally known as the Agricultural Engineering Building, was constructed as a Work Projects Administration (WPA) project and dedicated in 1940. It was part of a broader development of several buildings on its corner of campus that… read more

    East Campbell Hall

    Virginia Tech: East Campbell Hall – Blacksburg VA

    Date added: July 13, 2022; Modified: March 30, 2023

    Virginia Tech’s East Campbell Hall dormitory was constructed as part of a Public Works Administration (PWA) project. Also known as Campbell Hall’s east wing, the structure was constructed in 1940; whereas Main Campbell Hall was built in 1930, prior to… read more

    Burruss Hall

    Virginia Tech: Burruss Hall – Blacksburg VA

    Date added: February 4, 2013; Modified: March 30, 2023

    Burruss Hall serves as the main administration building for what was then the Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the building, originally called the Teaching and Administration Building, was constructed… read more

    Main Eggleston Hal

    Virginia Tech: Eggleston Hall – Blacksburg VA

    Date added: July 13, 2022; Modified: March 30, 2023

    Virginia Tech’s Eggleston Hall dormitory was constructed in stages, as part of two Public Works Administration (PWA) projects during the Great Depression. Main Eggleston Hall (440 Drillfield Drive) was constructed first and completed in 1935. Main Eggleston was one of… read more

    Owens Hall

    Virginia Tech: Owens Hall – Blacksburg VA

    Date added: July 13, 2022; Modified: March 30, 2023

    Virginia Tech’s Owens Hall dining facility was constructed as part of a larger Public Works Administration (PWA) project on the campus. VT.edu: “When completed in 1939, Owens Dining Center, which seated 2,240 diners, covered the greatest area of any structure… read more

    Aerial view of new buildings on Virginia Polytechnic Institute (V.P.I.) campus, 1935

    Virginia Tech Development – Blacksburg VA

    Date added: July 13, 2022; Modified: March 30, 2023

    The campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia—or, as it was then known, as Virginia Polytechnic Institute (V.P.I.)—was dramatically developed as part of numerous New Deal projects during the Great Depression. The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided multiple rounds of… read more

    Graduate Life Center

    Virginia Tech: Graduate Life Center – Blacksburg VA

    Date added: July 13, 2022; Modified: March 30, 2023

    Now known as the Graduate Life Center, what was originally the Faculty Center—a dormitory on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia—was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project in the mid-1930s. It was one of four buildings… read more

    Squires Student Center

    Virginia Tech: Squires Student Center – Blacksburg VA

    Date added: October 30, 2015; Modified: March 30, 2023

    The Students Activity Building at the Virginia Polytechnic institute in Blacksburg, Virginia was built as part of a Public Works Administration (PWA) project in 1937. The original building was completed in May of 1937 and was 54,366 square feet. The… read more

    Armory entrance

    Virginia Tech: Armory – Blacksburg VA

    Date added: July 13, 2022; Modified: March 30, 2023

    The Armory, now part of the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, was originally constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project in 1936. The PWA supplied an $18,000 grant for the then-National Guard armory, whose total cost was… read more

    Blacksburg, VA: Downtown Station post offic

    Post Office – Blacksburg VA

    Date added: July 13, 2022; Modified: March 29, 2023

    What is now the Downtown Station post office at 118 North Main Street in Blacksburg, Virginia was constructed in 1935 as the city’s main post office, with Treasury Department funds.

    "Great Road" mural by John de Groot

    Post Office Mural – Christiansburg VA

    Date added: February 4, 2013; Modified: March 29, 2023

    The historic downtown Christiansburg post office houses a 1939 Section of Fine Arts mural, entitled “Great Road,” painted John W. de Groot. The mural is a classic example of the “historic valor” series common to many Post Offices built at… read more

    Christiansburg, VA: Downtown Station post office

    Post Office – Christiansburg VA

    Date added: February 4, 2013; Modified: March 29, 2023

    Now known as the Downtown Station post office, what had been the main post office in Christiansburg, Virginia is located at the town’s main intersection.  It was completed in 1936 and built from funds allocated to the U.S. Treasury Department. … read more

    Booker T. Washington Community Center

    Booker T. Washington Community Center – Staunton VA

    Date added: March 29, 2023; Modified: March 29, 2023

    Originally the Booker T. Washington High School for Coloreds, this Art Deco community center was constructed in 1936 with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a grant of $30,991 for the project, whose total… read more

    Woodrum Station Post Office, Staunton VA

    Post Office – Staunton VA

    Date added: August 4, 2013; Modified: March 29, 2023

    The historic Woodrum Station post office in Staunton, Virginia was built with Treasury Department funds in 1935. The building houses an example of New Deal artwork.

    Cleveland Hall

    Cleveland Hall (JMU) – Harrisonburg VA

    Date added: March 29, 2023

    James Madison University’s Cleveland Hall, originally known as Junior Hall, was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $83,000 grant and $55,632 loan for the project, whose total cost was $124,352. Construction… read more