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Public Works Relief Projects - Crew grading Holgate St east of SE 28th Ave - Portland OR

Road Improvements – Portland OR

Date added: October 20, 2022

Soon after the Public Works Administration (PWA) was established, the City of Portland received PWA funds to improve a number of the city’s streets. The featured image provides an example of that with relief workers shown grading SE Holgate east… read more

NYA shelter - Wilson Park Shelter House - Bedford IN

Wilson Park Shelter House – Bedford IN

Date added: October 15, 2022

The National Youth Administration (NYA) built the Wilson Park Shelter House in Bedford IN. Originally picnic shelter, 2022 (apparently) storage building. The material and workmanship of New Deal projects in Bedford, Indiana is remarkable. The city is the center of… read more

Wilson Park Community Building

Wilson Park Community Building – Bedford IN

Date added: October 15, 2022

The National Youth Administration built the Wilson Park Community Building in Bedford IN. Originally a shelter house, now (2022) a community building, features high-quality stone work including a large fireplace visible in pictures on the City of Bedford web page…. read more

Front Elevation of the Santiam Pass Ski Lodge - Willamette National Forest OR

Santiam Pass Ski Lodge – Willamette National Forest OR

Date added: October 13, 2022

In July 1939, work began on construction of the Santiam Pass Ski Lodge, using a design developed by Wesley “Buzz” Gilmore under the supervision of William Parke. Gilmore, a former Civilian Conservation Corps enrollee, and Parke were US Forest Service… read more

Kokomo National Guard Armory - Kokomo IN

National Guard Armory – Kokomo IN

Date added: October 10, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the National Guard Armory in Kokomo IN. WPA project numbers: O.P. 65-52-2377 “Armory improvements” and O.P. 65-52-X7 “State armory improvements.”

Sign at the site of the first power pole for the Brown-Atchison Electric Cooperative

Brown-Atchison Electric Cooperative – Horton KS

Date added: October 9, 2022

First Rural Electrification Administration (REA) program in Kansas is remembered today with a state highway marker in Horton KS. “First REA Project in Kansas At this site the first power pole for the Brown-Atchison Electric Cooperative was dedicated in special… read more

Mantoloking Bridge - Brick Township NJ

Mantoloking Bridge – Brick Township NJ

Date added: October 2, 2022

A bridge over Barnagat Bay connecting Mantoloking NJ and Brick NJ was built in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration. It was made of concrete and wood and was used for almost seventy years before being replaced in 2006. The… read more

Sign at Mount Philo State Park - Charlotte, Vermont

Mount Philo State Park – Charlotte VT

Date added: September 28, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps carried out work at Mount Philo State Park near Charlotte VT. According to the Vermont State Park website, “In the early 1930s a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) unit was assigned to the mountain. This crew built the… read more

Sunset Court

Sunset Court (demolished) – Vincennes IN

Date added: September 25, 2022

Pearl City was an area of Vincennes that was described by the newspapers in the 1930’s at the time as an area next to the Wabash River that was filled with hovels made of crates and tin and occupied by… read more

City Hall (demolished) – Taylor TX

Date added: September 24, 2022

Taylor, Texas’s former City Hall, “an 11,000-square-foot building on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth streets”, was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935. The rectangular building, featuring Art Deco details, was used for municipal purposes until 2005…. read more