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Cow Creek Improvements – Hutchinson KS

Date added: May 24, 2022

Numerous improvements were conducted along Cow Creek in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1933-4 with Civil Works Administration (CWA) funds and labor: Creek straightened for one mile near the Newlin farm Creek cleaned, Adams to 5th st. Creek covered at city tool… read more

Agricultural Research Center Improvements – Hays KS

Date added: May 24, 2022

The New Deal’s Civil Works Administration (CWA) employed 40 men “in making improvements” at what was then known as the Fort Hays Branch of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station (now Agricultural Research Center).

Baker University: Heating Plant – Baldwin City KS

Date added: May 24, 2022

The New Deal’s Civil Works Administration (CWA) employed 30 men at the end of 1933 constructing a heating plant for Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. The exact location and status of the facility is currently unknown to Living New… read more

City Hall (former) – Altamont KS

Date added: May 24, 2022

The former city hall building in Altamont, Kansas was constructed in 1937 with Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds and labor. The status and location of the former building are presently unknown to Living New Deal.

WPA bridge plaque, Phillips County, KS

Bridge – Phillipsburg KS

Date added: May 17, 2022

A bridge carrying a dirt county road over a creek south and east of Phillipsburg, Kansas was constructed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) in 1940, as identified by a plaque on the bridge. The bridge is “not named, [over… read more

Topeka High School Murals – Topeka KS

Date added: May 17, 2022

Topeka High School houses three examples of David Obermyer’s work, including hus painting of medieval pilgrims, “The Pageant of England,” which was “funded by a 1937 WPA grant,”  a sizable wall mural commissioned by the School Board “for the teachers’… read more

Peabody City Park – Peabody KS

Date added: May 17, 2022

Wikipedia: “In 1938, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the football stadium limestone bleachers, west and north walls, picnic tables, fire pits, and various items in the park.”

Oakdale Park Facilities – Salina KS

Date added: April 28, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed comfort stations (restrooms)  and, Living New Deal believes, picnic areas in Oakdale Park. According to a Salina Parks and Recreation Master Plan Overview, the city is looking to replace the comfort stations, as the… read more

Armory – Hiawatha KS

Date added: April 10, 2022

The striking PWA Moderne-style National Guard Armory in Hiawatha, Kansas was constructed in 1938 by the Works progress Administration (WPA). The armory is still in service. According to News-Press Now, “a plaque on the National Guard Armory credits the Works… read more

Kansas Emergency Relief Committee accomplishments film

Atchison County Lake – Horton KS

Date added: January 16, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Decatur County lake in Decatur County KS, as part of Kansas’ Water Conservation Program.  

Site plan for Camp Decatur. 

Decatur Co. CCC Camp (Demolished) – Decatur KS

Date added: January 11, 2022

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the Decatur Co. CCC camp in Decatur County KS in 1936. According to the Kansas Historical Society, “The former camp ground eventually was consumed by residential and commercial development. Today no remnants of Camp… read more

Sappa Park dam and shelter house – Oberlin KS

Date added: January 10, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Sappa Park dam and shelter house – Oberlin KS in 1935. WPA crews built the park’s dam and shelter house. The park was developed by the National Park Service, with the Works Progress Administration. 

Norcatur City Hall

Norcatur City Hall – Norcatur KS

Date added: January 9, 2022

The Works Progress Administration built the Norcatur City Hall in Norcatur KS. According to the Kansas Historical Society, “In 1935, Norcatur residents voted 213 to three in favor of matching a federal grant of $26,000 to erect a new city hall…. read more