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Lanphier High School – Springfield IL

Date added: October 31, 2017

“The reservoir at what is now the site of Lanphier High School was removed as a CWA project in 1933. The $300,000 construction of Lanphier High three years later was partially financed by Public Works Administration funds, as was an… read more

Streetcar Track Removal – Springfield IL

Date added: October 31, 2017

“WPA funds helped pay for removal of 158,000 lineal feet of streetcar track that ran down the middle of many of Springfield’s streets, at a cost of $167,000. The work included resurfacing of the area where the tram tracks had… read more

Margaret Cross Norton Building – Springfield IL

Date added: October 31, 2017

The records building housing the Illinois State Archives, now known as the Margaret Cross Norton Building, was built during the 1930s with New Deal funds. SJ-R.com: “A bunch of World War I records were burned up [in a 1934 fire],”… read more

Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge – Moline IL to Bettendorf IA

Date added: October 31, 2017

The northbound I-74 bridge, a.k.a. Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge, was constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. The P.W.A. supplied a $1,124,000 loan and $403,400 grant for the project, whose total cost was $1,471,244. Construction occurred between June 1934 and… read more

Post Office – Moline IL

Date added: October 31, 2017

The historic post office building in Moline, Illinois was constructed in 1934 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, is still in service.

Post Office Mural – Moline IL

Date added: October 31, 2017

“Located at the Moline post office is a mural entitled “Ploughshare Manufacturing” by Edward Millman. Created in 1937, this mural is an “egg tempera on gesso” … Born in Chicago in 1907, Edward Millman attended the School of the Art… read more

Parker Meadows Shelter – Butte Falls OR

Date added: October 16, 2017

Built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps company quartered at Camp South Fork, the Parker Meadows Shelter is typical of “rustic” style trail shelters or fire guard shelters constructed on the National Forest during the period. Constructed along an… read more

Torrence Avenue Bridge – Chicago IL

Date added: May 8, 2017

The bridge carrying S. Torrance Avenue across the Calumet River constructed as a Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) project. Completed in 1936, the “vertical lift bridge is the only non-bascule bridge built by the Chicago Public Works Department (now CDOT). The… read more

Nancy Hill Memorial Plaque – Aurora IL

Date added: February 3, 2017

Walnut plaque created/signed by PeterPaul Ott in memory of Nancy Hill. “A Memory of Nancy L. Hill, Principal, West Aurora Schools 1903 – 1928.” The plaque currently is on display in the north entrance corridor of the school. Please note… read more

Street Paving – Kewanee IL

Date added: January 13, 2017

Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) workers conducted street paving work in Kewanee, Illinois.