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Bancroft Park Band Shell – Colorado Springs CO

Date added: May 15, 2017

Bancroft Park in Colorado Springs is still widely used. The bandstand is still in good condition. There are several Pickle Ball courts that are still in use. Previously, there was a large lake that was (probably) constructed by WPA employees. You can still… read more

Rural Electrification – Fort Morgan CO

Date added: May 11, 2017

The June 1937 issue of Western Construction Magazine notes that “The R.E.A. has alloted $250,000 to the Morgan County Rural Electric Association, Fort Morgan Colorado, for construction of 248 miles of transmission lines in MORGAN and WELLS COUNTIES.” “Morgan County… read more

Water Tunnels – Denver CO

Date added: May 9, 2017

In the development of the Denver water supply system, the WPA and PWA helped with construction of tunnels. “1935 — Construction began on Moffat Water Tunnel Diversion Project, which was part of the New Deal’s Public Works Administration program; the… read more

Schools – Kim CO

Date added: January 23, 2017

The schoolhouse in Kim, sited in the Comanche National Grassland, was constructed between 1933 and 1941 by the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It consists of three buildings: an… read more

Post Office (former) – Kirkwell CO

Date added: January 23, 2017

The former post office in Kirkwell, in the Comanche National Grasslands, was constructed in either 1937 or 1938 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). It sat amidst former farmland that had been abandoned because of the Dust Bowl. The school is… read more

Smiley Junior High School (former) – Durango CO

Date added: January 22, 2017

Now the privately-owned Smiley Building, what had been constructed as the Smiley Junior High School was built as a New Deal project with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds. “With a design from Colorado Springs Architect Charles… read more

Maitland Arroyo Bridge – Walsenburg CO

Date added: January 22, 2017

“Constructed in 1940, the Colorado Department of Highways designed the 123-foot long timber stringer bridge that includes six 20-foot long spans.  As one of the largest vehicular structures built by the Great Depression era Works Progress Administration, the intact bridge… read more

Monument Valley Park – Colorado Springs CO

Date added: January 22, 2017

Monument Valley Park is a two mile stretch of public park land along Monument Creek. It was originally created in 1904-1907. Multiple New Deal agencies contributed to the park’s development and improvement during the 1930s. Flood control was a huge… read more

Uintah Street Bridge – Colorado Springs CO

Date added: January 22, 2017

The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) assisted in the financing of two bridges over Monument Creek in Colorado Springs’s Monument Valley Park. “The two other major construction projects in the park during the 1930s were the replacement of the Uintah Street… read more

Mesa Road Bridge – Colorado Springs CO

Date added: January 22, 2017

The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) assisted in the financing of two bridges over Monument Creek in Colorado Springs’s Monument Valley Park. “The two other major construction projects in the park during the 1930s were the replacement of the Uintah Street… read more

Fort Wootton – Trinidad CO

Date added: January 22, 2017

Fort Wootton in Trinidad, Colorado “is a giant war memorial that takes up about half a city block. It was once described as the most complete war memorial in the nation. Nine veterans’ groups teamed up with the WPA to… read more

Interstate 70 – Glenwood Canyon CO

Date added: August 28, 2016

Interstate 70 travels through Glenwood Canyon, east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  The highway follows the route of the first road through the canyon, constructed under the Federal Bureau of Public Roads during the New Deal.

Flagstaff Mountain: Tree Planting – Boulder CO

Date added: August 19, 2016

In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) planted 30,000 saplings on Flagstaff Mountain, which today lies within the City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks.