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Long Prairie River Diversion – Long Prairie MN

Date added: May 16, 2020

In 1938, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) decided to diverge the Long Prairie River to address issues that were both economic and community-driven. Long Prairie and Osakis are two small, rural, farming communities in Minnesota less than 30 minutes from… read more

Village Hall – Inver Grove Heights MN

Date added: May 12, 2020

The Village hall, as of now situated off River Road and 66th Street, was worked in 1934 through the assistance of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), as per “History of Inver Grove Heights: Minnesota’s Treasure 1858-1990,” by Lois Glewwe. Its… read more

Selke Field – St. Cloud MN

Date added: May 1, 2020

The Selke Field Stone Wall was built in 1937 and was funded by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A) during the Great Depression. Chris Tessari, the construction crew foreman, and Harry Phinney, the W.P.A representative, both played a large role in… read more

Greenbush School – Greenbush MN

Date added: March 6, 2020

The WPA built the Greenbush School in Greenbush MN. According to the Greenbush Local Government website: “[…] Superintendent Marvin Lueck, President Dr. H. C. Stone, Treasurer O. K. Christianson, and direc­ tor Matt Kotchevar went to St. Paul to interview… read more

First Avenue Wall – St. Cloud MN

Date added: December 23, 2019

The First Avenue Wall located in front of Riverview was one of many improvements made on the St. Cloud Teacher’s College campus in the 1930s. Under President George Selke, the building of retaining walls such as the ones off First… read more

James J. Hill Statue Parkway and Base – St. Cloud MN

Date added: September 24, 2019

A Works Progress Administration (WPA) group laid the parkway and constructed the base for a monument to James J. Hill on the banks of Lake George in Saint Cloud’s Eastman Park. Hill, historian Bill Morgan noted, had established the Great… read more

Graeser Park – Robbinsdale MN

Date added: August 29, 2019

Eighty years ago a park was developed by Minnesota Department of Transportation that would become of historic significance some years later. That park is Graeser Park, named after Carl Graeser, designer of State Highway 100, aka Beltline and Lilac Parkway…. read more

City Auditorium – Kelliher MN

Date added: July 15, 2018

The Arts-and-Crafts-style City Auditorium in Kelliher, MN, was built in 1938-40 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Village Hall – Rice MN

Date added: May 29, 2018

“Mary Ostby is the Executive Director of the Benton County Historical Society. She says the hall was built in 1938 and commissioned by the Works Progress Administration as a way for residents to learn new work skills after the depression.”

City Hall (Old Treatment Plant) – Little Falls MN

Date added: May 29, 2018

“This Art Deco-style building smack-dab in the middle of the state was originally a Water Treatment Facility built in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration. When a new water treatment facility was built across the street in the 1970’s, the… read more