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St. Marks Wildlife Refuge Improvements – St. Marks FL

Date added: March 19, 2019

What is today the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge was originally established in 1931 as the St. Marks Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, a key link in protecting the Atlantic flyway. It cover over 70,000 acres spread out between Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties… read more

Bartow Civic Recreation Center and Pool (former) – Bartow FL

Date added: March 11, 2019

The Bartow Civic Recreation Center and pool were built ca. 1933-1935.  Records suggest the project was started by workers in the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and completed by workers in the Work Division of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)…. read more

Post Office Mural – Lake Worth FL

Date added: December 1, 2018

The “Settler Fighting Alligator in Rowboat” mural was installed at the Lake Worth Post Office Mural. According to the Palm Beach Post: “It was painted by Tampa artist Joseph D. Myers under a different program that the Federal Works Agency’s Public… read more

Archer School Gymnasium – Archer FL

Date added: April 19, 2018

The Archer School Gymnasium was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) with funding from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, as part of the New Deal Project 1189. The building was restored (with ADA updates) beginning with fundraising… read more

State Fish Hatchery (former) – Wewahitchka FL

Date added: April 2, 2018

A story reported in 1936: PANAMA CITY, Fla., March 21. A cow ate the blueprints of a WPA project here, halting work. B. E. Fulghum, project supervisor, put the plans for a building at the State fish hatchery in Wewahitchka… read more

U.S. 90 Improvements – Tallahassee to Monticello FL

Date added: March 3, 2018

The WPA conducted beautification and improvement work on the “Tallahassee-to-Monticello highway,” likely meaning U.S. 90. The project employed “45 common laborers at 30 cents per hour for an average of $39 per month.”

Negro School – Lamont FL

Date added: March 3, 2018

WPA projects in Jefferson County, Florida included “five two-room frame school buildings for Negroes at Turkey Scratch, Bunker Hill, Lightsey, and Lamont.” The locations and status of this building are unknown to Living New Deal.

Turkey Scratch Negro School – Jefferson County FL

Date added: March 3, 2018

WPA projects in Jefferson County, Florida included “five two-room frame school buildings for Negroes at Turkey Scratch, Bunker Hill, Lightsey, and Lamont.” The locations and status of this building are unknown to Living New Deal.

Negro School Buildings – Monticello FL

Date added: March 3, 2018

WPA projects in Jefferson County, Florida included “two three-room and one four-room frame school buildings for Negroes at Monticello, a vocational school at Aucilla, three one-room schools for Negroes in various parts of the county, and five two-room frame school buildings… read more