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Chicago Midway International Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport – Chicago IL

Date added: October 3, 2012

Before Midway Airport was called Midway it was known as the Municipal Airport. However, in the 1930s, under the watchful eye of the WPA (Works Progress Association), the airport went under construction to expand and add new runways for safer… read more

Outer Drive Bridge

Outer Bridge Drive (Link Bridge) – Chicago IL

Date added: October 3, 2012

“The Outer Drive Bridge, also known as the Link Bridge was started in 1929 and completed in 1937 as one of the Public Works Administration’s public projects in Chicago…While the completion of the Outer Drive was considered one of the… read more

Post Office Mural – East Moline IL

Date added: July 21, 2012

“Located at the East Moline post office is a mural entitled “Early Settlers of Moline along the Mississippi” by Edgar Britton. Created in 1936, this mural is considered a “fresco.” Britton was born in 1901in Kearney, Nebraska. He studied at… read more

"Women's Contribution to American Progress"

Lucy Flower High School Mural – Chicago IL

Date added: February 26, 2012

This fresco “Women’s Contribution to American Progress” by Edward Millman was painted with WPA Federal Art Project funds. It depicts Lucy Flower, Grace Abbott, Frances Perkins, Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Clara Barton. There… read more

Bureau County Courthouse

Bureau County Courthouse – Princeton IL

Date added: December 9, 2011

"The new courthouse is 114 by 109 feet in plan. It encloses and makes use of the walls of the old courthouse which was 56 by 92 feet and provided space for the courtroom ad accessory quarters. The new building… read more

Illinois State Armory

Illinois State Armory – Springfield IL

Date added: December 9, 2011

“This is a dual-purpose building which houses three companies of the Illinois National Guard and provides much-needed office space for the State government. The site is an entire square, approximately 350 by 350 feet, opposite the State Capitol group of… read more

Rockford Illinois State Armory

Illinois National Guard Armory – Rockford IL

Date added: December 9, 2011

"The Rockford Armory is one unit of a program to house adequately the National Guard of the State of Illinois. Up to 1938, 15 armories had been constructed in the State and at a present three more are under construction… read more

Lincoln Park, Chicago Post Office

Lincoln Park Post Office – Chicago IL

Date added: December 9, 2011

"This is one of the largest branch post offices in Chicago. It was constructed to provide for a 10-year growth in post office requirements, and the depth of the property makes possible a future enlargement of the building. The workroom… read more

Roseland Station, Chicago Post Office

Roseland Station Post Office – Chicago IL

Date added: December 9, 2011

"This is one of the more interesting post-office buildings in which the design avoids tradition. It is fireproof except for the roof, which is slow-burning construction. The exterior walls are a blue-gray brick trimmed with Indiana limestone and the spandrels… read more

Julia C. Lathrop Homes – Chicago IL

Date added: December 9, 2011

The Julia C. Lathrop Homes was one of the first federally funded public housing projects in Chicago, providing inexpensive housing to those who otherwise could not afford it. The project was an immediate success, as evident by the overwhelming amount… read more

Post Office – Hamilton IL

Date added: December 7, 2011

Built in 1938. The New Deal cornerstone is located in the lower right corner of the front wall when facing the entrance.

Nettelhorst School Mural – Chicago IL

Date added: December 7, 2011

"This abstract mural by Rudolph Weisenborn, made in 1939, is a treasured New Deal artifact located in Nettlehorst Elementary School in Chicago." (Flynn and Polese) The mural is entitled "Contemporary Chicago." "Rudolph Weisenborns mural at Nettelhorst Elementary shows his interest… read more