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Virginia Polytechnic Institute Dormitory (Eggleston Hall), ca. late 1930s

Virginia Tech: Eggleston Hall – Blacksburg VA

Date added: July 13, 2022

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

Petersburg National Battlefield Development – Petersburg VA

Date added: July 13, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted numerous projects at what is now Petersburg National Battlefield, as detailed in Wallace and Conway’s “A History of Petersburg National Battlefield,” developing infrastructure, creating illustrations for the museum, and… read more

Petersburg National Battlefield: Museum Art – Petersburg VA

Date added: July 13, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) produced sketches and other works for what is now known as Petersburg National Battlefield. The status and present location of these works is unknown to Living New Deal. Wallace and Conway: “In time, additional displays… read more

Virginia Tech: Armory – Blacksburg VA

Date added: July 13, 2022

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 project, whose total cost was $42,544. Primary… read more

Members of CCC Company 2303 - Williamsburg VA

CCC Camp NHP-5 (Former) – Williamsburg VA

Date added: July 11, 2022

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp NHP-5 was created at Williamsburg, Virginia, for the purpose of developing the Lake Matoaka area, part of the College of William & Mary campus. Beginning in 1934, Camp NHP-5 housed CCC Company 2303, an African American… read more

Members of CCC Company 1351 - Yorktown, VA

CCC Camp NHP-4 (former) – Yorktown VA

Date added: July 6, 2022

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp NHP-4 was created at Yorktown, Virginia, for the purpose of developing the Colonial National Historical Park (Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Battlefield, Colonial Parkway). Camp NHP-4 housed CCC Company 1351, a World War I veterans company that had been… read more

Members of CCC Company 352 at Camp NHP-1 - Yorktown VA

CCC Camp NHP-1 (former) – Yorktown VA

Date added: July 4, 2022

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp NHP-1 was created at Yorktown, Virginia, for the purpose of developing the Colonial National Historical Park (Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Battlefield, Colonial Parkway). Camp NHP-1 housed CCC Company 352, which had been formed at Fort Monroe, Virginia, on… read more

Members and award banner, Co. 323, Yorktown, VA

CCC Camp NHP-2 (former) – Yorktown VA

Date added: June 23, 2022

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp NHP-2 was created at Yorktown VA for the purpose of developing the Colonial National Historical Park (Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Battlefield, Colonial Parkway). Camp NHP-2 housed CCC Company 323, which had been formed in Fort Washington, Maryland, in… read more

Diving into Brook Field Park Swimming Pool

Brook Field Park Swimming Pool – Richmond VA

Date added: March 20, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed Richmond’s Brook Field Park Swimming Pool in 1938. The pool was a segregated one, operating exclusively for the African American people of the city, as was normal practice in the Jim Crow era.  … read more

Ballentine Park with School in Background

Ballentine Park Improvements – Norfolk VA

Date added: March 18, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded and provided labor for an improvement and beautification program in Norfolk’s Ballentine Park in 1937. The WPA allocated $12, 836 for the project with the city adding an additional $4,884. “The project call[ed] for… read more

CCC moving trees at CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Landscaping – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Lightfoot house, rebuilt by the CCC at CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Building Restoration – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

American battery #2, CNHP - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Fortifications – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Artifacts from CCC archeological work at Colonial National Historical Park - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park: Archeology – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more

Replica uniforms made by WPA sewing unit, for CNHP museum - Yorktown VA

Colonial National Historical Park – Yorktown VA

Date added: January 20, 2022

Colonial National Historical Park (CNHP) was created by Congress and President Herbert Hoover in 1930 and consists primarily of the Yorktown Battlefield, the historic Jamestown Settlement, and Colonial Parkway. Several federal agencies participated in its development. The National Park Service… read more