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Birch Bayh Federal Building Friezes – Indianapolis IN

Date added: November 3, 2017

The Birch Bayh Federal Building annex (the rear portion of the building, toward E. New York St.) features two vehicular entrances—one at the northeast and one at the northwest corner of the building. They are capped by identical limestone friezes, titled “Distribution… read more

Windsor Halls – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of two of the Windsor Halls: Wood Hall and Shealy Hall, was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $247,500 grant. The total project cost was $604,813. PWA Docket No. IN [W]1368.

Memorial Union Addition – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of an addition to the Purdue Memorial Union was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $56,200 grant. The total project cost was $163,272. Construction occurred between Dec. 1935 and Sept. 1936. PWA Docket No. IN… read more

Hovde Hall of Administration – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of the Hovde Hall of Administration was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $151,875 grant. The total project cost was $372,577. Construction occurred between Dec. 1935 and Jan. 1937. PWA Docket No. IN [W]1001

Purdue University – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Multiple New Deal agencies: the Public Works Administration (P.W.A.), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.), Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), and National Youth Administration (N.Y.A.) left an indelible imprint on Purdue University with many notable construction and improvement projects. Robert Topping: [Purdue University… read more

Lambert Fieldhouse – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Construction of Lambert Fieldhouse was enabled by Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) funds in the form of a $293,000 grant. The total project cost was $712,164. Construction occurred between Dec. 1936 and Nov. 1937. PWA Docket No. IN [W]1018

Town Hall – Thorntown IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

“Thorntown acquired a new town hall, built with labor provided by the FERA.” The cornerstone was laid July 20, 1935. The building is still in use.

Purdue University Airport – West Lafayette IN

Date added: September 15, 2017

Sometimes misattributed to the WPA, early development of this, the first university-owned airport in the country, was undertaken by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). FERA also built a hangar for the airport.

Street Cars – Indianapolis IN

Date added: September 13, 2017

The Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) supplied an “unprecedented” $3,120,000 loan to Charles W. Chase to “expand further the Indianapolis [street car] system and buy even more state-of-the-art cars.” These efforts helped increase patronage of the street car system by 25%,… read more

Indiana State Fairgrounds: Model Farmhouse – Indianapolis IN

Date added: September 13, 2017

“Built by WPA as an example of an ideal modern farmhouse and later used as an officer’s club during WW II. Built of concrete block, the house includes an attached garage, wiring, plumbing, and other modern conveniences.”

Indiana State Fairgrounds: Coliseum – Indianapolis IN

Date added: September 13, 2017

“Architect Merritt Harrison considered this building his finest creation. PWA (Public Works Administration) funds made it possible for the Fair Board to build this structure, which was to be a “Livestock Pavilion.” Harrison used tan brick and Indiana limestone on… read more