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Central Library (former) Maintenance – Seattle WA

Date added: October 16, 2017

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) funded and carried our maintenance work for the Central Library (The Seattle Public Library). The HistoryLink.org website to highlights the history of the first of three libraries that have existed in downtown Seattle: “Since 1906,… read more

Ballard Bridge Reconstruction – Seattle WA

Date added: October 16, 2017

In 1937 the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance authorizing work to begin on reconstructing the bridge. The job took a year and a half and replaced the timber approaches with approaches of concrete and steel that featured ornamental lighting…. read more

Inspection Station – Laurier WA

Date added: May 22, 2017

The historic U.S. Border Inspection Station on U.S. 395 in Laurier, Washington was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds. Built in 1935, the Colonial Revival structure (built with Cape Cod-style Immigration Residence and Customs Residence) is still in service.

Inspection Station – Curlew WA

Date added: May 22, 2017

The historic U.S. Border Inspection Station on Customs Road northwest of Curlew, Washington was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds. Built in 1937, the Colonial Revival structure (along with attendant storage shed) is still in service.

Inspection Station (former) – Danville WA

Date added: May 22, 2017

The historic former U.S. Border Inspection Station on Highway 21 West in Danville, Washington was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds. Built ca. 1936, the facility was “sold and relocated” once replaced ca. 1988. The present location and status of… read more

Tacoma Water Supply – Ravensdale WA

Date added: May 17, 2017

” Tacoma Water Supply Program for 1937 The Water Division of the City of Tacoma has plans completed for a construction program during 1937 amounting to $1,566,000. An application for a $705,000 PWA grant on this project has already been… read more

Madrona Playground Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: May 17, 2017

In 1927, the Seattle Park Department acquired the site for Madrona Playground at East Spring Street and 34th Avenue. The playground site received a few improvements during the late 1920s and early 1930s, including the grading of the playfield and… read more

Madrona Playground Shelter House – Seattle WA

Date added: May 17, 2017

During the late 1930s, with funding assistance from the Works Progress Administration, the Seattle Park Department upgraded Madrona Playground. The largest component of the improvement project was the construction of a new shelter house near the north end of the… read more

Rural Electrification – Benton City WA

Date added: May 10, 2017

The Western Construction News reports of REA work in rural Washington state. “The REA has alloted $45,000 to the Benton Rural Electrification Association, Benton City Washington, for construction of 43 miles of transmission lines in Benton County Washington.” “The Benton… read more

Rural Electrification – Kalama WA

Date added: May 10, 2017

The Western Construction News reported of REA work in Washington State. “The REA has alloted $88,000 to the Cowlitz County Public Utility District No. 1, Kalama Wash., to finance construction of 81 miles of electric transmission lines.” ” Cowlitz County… read more

Cascade Playground Comfort Station – Seattle WA

Date added: March 6, 2017

During the 1930s, with the help of Works Progress Administration funds and labor, the Seattle Park Department made significant improvements to Cascade Playground. Among these improvements was the construction of a small brick comfort station in the northeast corner of… read more

Cascade Playground Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: March 6, 2017

The push for construction of a playground in Seattle’s Cascade neighborhood began during the 1920s. In 1926, using funds from a 1924 bond issue, the Seattle Park Department acquired the proposed Cascade Playground site, which covered nearly the entire block… read more

South Seattle Playground Improvements – Seattle WA

Date added: February 27, 2017

In 1939 and 1940, WPA workers made several improvements to the South Seattle Playground, beginning with the demolition of the four-story former South Seattle School building, which had closed in 1932 but remained on the site. Much of the brick… read more

North Queen Anne Dr. Bridge – Seattle WA

Date added: February 13, 2017

A grant from the Public Works Administration helped fund the construction of a new bridge to carry North Queen Anne Drive across the Wolf Creek ravine in Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill district. Additional funding for the bridge, which cost $66,118,… read more