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Merrimon Avenue Widening [(4) during and (5) after]

Merrimon Avenue Widening – Asheville NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) supplied labor for the widening of Merrimon Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina. The cost of the project was $17,297.14, which was mostly borne by the federal government. “In Asheville,… read more

CWA / ERA laying water pipe; Asheville water supply

Water Supply – Asheville NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

Two New Deal work relief programs: the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) were responsible for a massive project to improve and expand the water supply for Asheville. In addition to a dam and accompanying facilities… read more

North Fork Dam

North Fork (Burnett) Reservoir and Dam – Black Mountain NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

Two New Deal work relief programs: the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) were responsible for the construction of a dam impounding the North Fork Reservoir (a.k.a. Burnett Reservoir) north of Black Mountain, North Carolina, part… read more

Watauga County Office Building / Annex

Watauga County Office Annex – Boone NC

Date added: June 22, 2022

The Watauga County Courthouse complex in Boone, North Carolina “includes a Works Projects Administration funded building as part of its annex.” The striking stone building “was completed in 1939 and housed the Watauga County Library from 1946 through 1997.” The… read more

Appalachian State University: Smith-Wright Hall – Boone NC

Date added: June 21, 2022

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a grant for the construction of a new science building: Smith-Wright Hall at what was then known as Appalachian State Teachers College in Boone, North Carolina. The cornerstone identifies 1939 as the year construction… read more

Reynolds Park and Recreation Center – Winston-Salem NC

Date added: June 9, 2022

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) helped construct Salem-Winston’s Reynolds Park and Recreation Center between 1939 and 1940. “A $300,000 proposed municipal park and recreation center at Winston-Salem, N.C., has received final approval in Washington,” a journalist for Park & Recreation… read more

The old Brevard, NC post office

Post Office (former) – Brevard NC

Date added: June 7, 2022

The Transylvania County Administration building at 101 South Broad Street in Brevard, North Carolina was originally constructed as a New Deal post office. The post office was one of several similar Federal/Greek Revival-style facilities in western North Carolina. Per The… read more

"Good News"

Transylvania County Library Mural – Brevard NC

Date added: June 7, 2022

The Transylvania County Library in Brevard, North Carolina houses a 1941 Section of Fine Arts mural commissioned for the city’s old post office: “Good News,” painted by Pietro Lazzari. The medium is glazed tempera. The mural remained in its original… read more

Boylan Apartments, Raleigh, NC

Boylan Apartments – Raleigh NC

Date added: May 17, 2022

The historic Boylan Apartments complex in Raleigh, North Carolina was constructed in 1935 with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The three buildings form a ‘U’ shape, surrounding a semi-enclosed courtyard, facing Snow Ave. between Hillsborough St. and W Morgan… read more

Cranberry High School Gym – Elk Park NC

Date added: April 27, 2021

Originally a gym for Cranberry High School. Now owned by an alumni group and used for various functions. The WPA began building the gymnasium on January 27, 1937. The construction employed sixty workers and cost $12,000. On the cusp of… read more