(Toggle Search Options)

Select criteria for a search.
In each box, select from list or type.
Fields can be left blank!
After selecting, click on Search

Displaying 31-45 of 163 results

Sea Lion Point Rock Wall – Florence OR

Date added: April 7, 2020

The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the Sea Lion Point Rock Wall near Florence, Oregon. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, “[t]his section of rock wall (.36 miles) extends around Sea Lion Point, providing a pull-out for… read more

CCC State Forester’s Camp (former) – Salem OR

Date added: March 31, 2020

Currently the administrative center for the Oregon Department of Forestry, this site was first developed in 1936 as the maintenance camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which coordinated its activities with the State Forester’s Office. From the first Civilian… read more

Heppner CCC Camp (former) – Heppner OR

Date added: March 31, 2020

In 1935, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers completed Camp Heppner on a site just east of the Morrow County Fairgrounds’ race course and north of the Heppner Highway. From its founding to closure in November 1941, several CCC companies resided… read more

Pacific Terrace Sidewalks – Klamath Falls OR

Date added: March 17, 2020

Two ‘WPA 1940’ stampings are located in concrete sidewalks along the NE side of Pacific Terrace. One stamping exists on the the block between Melrose and Portland Streets. An even better-quality WPA stamping can be seen at the corner of… read more

Oregon State Forester’s Office: Interior – Salem OR

Date added: January 15, 2020

Constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the interior of the Oregon State Forester’s Office demonstrates a high level of craftsmanship. Its interior was decorated by a wood carver employed in the Federal Arts Program of the WPA with finishes… read more

Forest History Center – Salem OR

Date added: January 15, 2020

This small, rustic structure was built by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers as the administrative building for Oregon’s CCC headquarters. Today it serves as the Forest History Center of the Oregon State Department of Forestry. Oregon had as many as… read more

Oregon Department of Forestry Complex – Salem OR

Date added: January 15, 2020

Historically identified as the Oregon State Forester’s Office Complex, the Oregon Department of Forestry Complex was developed by workers from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The Historic American Buildings Survey described this complex as… read more

Oregon State Forester’s Office Building: Exterior – Salem OR

Date added: January 15, 2020

The Oregon State Forester’s Office was designed by a US Forest Service architect and constructed by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers after preparation of the site by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,… read more

State Highway Division Region 1 Office (Vacant) – Milwaukie OR

Date added: January 1, 2020

The State Highway Division Region 1 Office, originally known as the State Highway Division Office and State Police Headquarters Building, was constructed in 1938 by Works Progress Administration (WPA) employees. The total cost of the building, landscaped grounds, and associated… read more

Clackamas County Courthouse – Oregon City OR

Date added: November 11, 2019

Members of the Clackamas County Planning Board announced during the summer of 1935 that the fifty-one-year old Courthouse represented a fire hazard as well as no longer being adequate for the county’s business. Citing the possibility of obtaining PWA funds… read more

NW Cornell Road Tunnel 2 – Portland OR

Date added: October 23, 2019

The second of two tunnels on NW Cornell Road constructed by WPA workers, the 250 long Tunnel 2 was completed in 1941. It was prioritized among infrastructure improvements as a means of opening up residential development in Portland’s West Hills. As… read more

NW Cornell Road Tunnel 1 – Portland OR

Date added: October 23, 2019

In 1940 and 1941 respectively, Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers constructed two tunnels approximately a quarter mile apart from one another to improve vehicular movement through Portland’s Forest Park in the city’s west hills. As with the Rocky Butte tunnel,… read more

Toothrock Tunnel – Bonneville OR

Date added: June 26, 2019

The US Bureau of Public Roads (BPR) built the Toothrock Tunnel No. 4555  on the Columbia Gorge Highway near Bonneville, Oregon. Heading east on Interstate-84, as one approaches the Bonneville Dam, vehicles pass through an 837-foot, semicircular bore into Tooth… read more

Union High School – Junction City OR

Date added: September 7, 2018

Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the Union High School in Junction City OR. Excerpt from “A History of Junction City High School”: “In 1934 because the Federal Government was offering Public Works Administration (PWA) grants for consolidation of… read more

Tollgate Campground – Rhododendron OR

Date added: June 11, 2018

The Tollgate Campground lies on Highway 26 in the Mount Hood National Forest, close to the village of Rhododendron OR.  It was built by Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) workers from the Zigzag CCC camp – one of many recreational facilities… read more