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Mansfield State Historic Site – Mansfield LA

Date added: July 28, 2015

According to National Archive files, between 1935 and 1938 WPA crews “landscaped the battleground, installed drains and built drives through the historic site.”

Beauregard Regional Airport – DeRidder LA

Date added: July 7, 2015

According to the Beauregard Tourist Commission, “This project in a stump littered field provided employment for about 400 men, who worked to clear what had once been a densely wooded region. They constructed two earthen runways on 160 acres of… read more

City Hall – Winnfield LA

Date added: April 14, 2015

This building was constructed by the WPA in 1936-1937 as the Winnfield City Hall. It still houses the City Clerk’s Office.

Fontainebleau State Park – Mandeville LA

Date added: April 5, 2015

“On the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain, this 2800-acre park encompasses the remains of a nineteenth-century plantation, Fontainebleau, named after the Parisian forest… The plantation was converted to a park beginning in 1938, one of Louisiana’s first state parks. Originally… read more

Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site – St. Martinville LA

Date added: March 24, 2015

A state website explains that the “Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site explores the cultural interplay among the diverse peoples along the famed Bayou Teche. Acadians and Creoles, Indians and Africans, Frenchmen and Spaniards, slaves and free people of color-all contributed to… read more

Fort Pike Restoration – New Orleans LA

Date added: March 24, 2015

WPA photos and captions from the 1930s show that the WPA helped restore the historic Fort Pike site in the 1930s. The 1938 WPA guide to the city of New Orleans describes the site: “Fort Pike, 36.1 m., occupies the… read more

Chicot State Park – Ville Platte LA

Date added: March 10, 2015

“One of the older Louisiana parks, the park was added to the Louisiana State Park system in 1939. Under the direction of the National Park Service, the Civilian Conservation Corps significantly developed the area.” (Wikipedia)

Chemin-a-Haut State Park – Bastrop LA

Date added: March 10, 2015

“The park’s history is tied to Camp Morehouse, a Civilian Conservation Corps camp that was located nearby, and a company of young men who began construction of the park in the 1930s. The Morehouse Enterprise reports June 8, 1933 that… read more

Post Office (former) – Covington LA

Date added: March 1, 2015

Now the Covington School Board Annex, Covington, Louisiana’s then-new post office was constructed with U.S. Treasury Department funds during the Great Depression. The building, which houses an example of New Deal artwork, was completed in 1938.

Post Office – Bastrop LA

Date added: March 1, 2015

The historic former post office building in Bastrop, Louisiana was completed in 1935 with U.S. Treasury Department funds. The building, which has been extensively modified, is still in service, and still bears its original cornerstone.

Louisiana State University: Parker Coliseum – Baton Rouge LA

Date added: January 12, 2015

Louisiana State University’s historic Parker Coliseum, also known as the Agricultural Center, was constructed by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1937. The building, which contains numerous artistic details created by artists of the period, is still in use… read more

Rayville Light & Water Plant – Rayville LA

Date added: December 11, 2014

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funds for the completion of the Rayville Light & Water Plant in Rayville, Louisiana during the Great Depression. The plant had been under construction for many years prior to the PWA appropriations, with plans… read more

Water, Light, and Power Project – Rayne LA

Date added: December 8, 2014

The Public Works Administration (PWA) undertook a public utilities project in Rayne, Louisiana during the Great Depression. The cost of the project was $86,169.

Water System Extension – Oak Ridge LA

Date added: December 7, 2014

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook an extension of the water system in Oak Ridge, Louisiana during the Great Depression. Public utilities projects, including such water supply and purification systems, accounted for ten percent of all WPA spending during the… read more