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    Stephen J. Belaski Mural

    Post Office (former) Murals – Rutland VT

    Date added: August 23, 2012; Modified: March 21, 2022

    There are 6 murals in the now-former post office building at 151 West Street in Rutland, Vermont. Painted in 1937 by Stephen J. Belaski, the works depict the “Early History of Vermont.” The artwork was commissioned under the auspices of… read more

    Southshire Courthouse – Bennington VT

    Date added: October 31, 2014; Modified: August 3, 2019

    Bennington’s Southshire [Bennington County] courthouse was constructed between 1936 and 1937 as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project. It was designed “as a replica of the original Southshire courthouse in Old Bennington that burned in 1869.” The PWA provided… read more

    University of Vermont Pease Mural - Burlington VT

    University of Vermont: Pease Mural – Burlington VT

    Date added: June 6, 2019; Modified: June 6, 2019

    The Burlington-born artist Raymond Pease was commissioned by the Public Works of Art Program to paint a mural at Perkins Hall at the University of Vermont. The mural was covered with drywall during renovations in 1992. It was rediscovered in… read more

    Owl’s Head Mountain – Peacham VT

    Date added: March 9, 2016; Modified: January 6, 2019

    The Owl’s Head summit is one of the areas in Groton State Park developed by the CCC: “In 1933, CCC Company 146 from Rhode Island was stationed along the road to Osmore Pond. Approximately ¾ mile from the campground on… read more

    Ricker Pond State Park – Groton VT

    Date added: February 24, 2016; Modified: January 6, 2019

    A developed campsite within the 26,000 acre Groton State Forest, Ricker Pond State Park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. “In 1933, CCC Company 1217 from New York City was stationed at Ricker Mills and then followed by Company 1162 in… read more

    Groton State Forest – Groton VT

    Date added: May 16, 2017; Modified: January 5, 2019

    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked to develop Groton State Forest and multiple state parks attendant with the state forest, including New Discovery, Kettle Pond, Stillwater, and Ricker Pond State Parks. The CCC conducted reforestation work, developed trails and roads,… read more

    Hubbard Park – Montpelier VT

    Date added: May 7, 2017; Modified: September 25, 2018

    Montpelier Annual Report, 1937: “In the early summer of 1933 the C. C. C. started improvement work at Hubbard Park under the direction of the Vermont Forest Service cooperating with the Montpelier Park Board. From that time until the fall… read more

    Inspection Station – Franklin VT

    Date added: February 20, 2017; Modified: September 25, 2018

    The historic former U.S. Border Inspection Station on State Route 235 in the town of Franklin, Vermont was constructed c. 1935 with U.S. Treasury Department funds. The station is also known as the “Morse’s Line” facility.

    Allis State Park – Randolph VT

    Date added: April 4, 2015; Modified: September 25, 2018

    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Vermont’s Allis State Park during the 1930s. “They built up the access roads, constructed a massive timber picnic shelter, picnic grounds and a campground.”

    VA Hospital – White River Junction VT

    Date added: March 23, 2018; Modified: March 23, 2018

    The original facilities at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont were constructed ca. 1938 as part of the New Deal, with federal / Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. “Looking back to 1938, the WRJ VAMC began its… read more

    Recreation Field: Ballfield – Montpelier VT

    Date added: July 27, 2012; Modified: March 4, 2018

    The primary baseball field at Montpelier Recreation Field was built in 1939. Frequently mis-attributed to the Work Projects Administration (WPA), the facility was part of a larger park project undertaken with Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The stadium was home to the New England… read more

    Windsor County Jail (former) – Woodstock VT

    Date added: February 15, 2018; Modified: February 26, 2018

    The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the former Windsor County Jail in Woodstock. The structure was finished in 1936 and it contains the courthouse, cell blocks, and the living quarters of the sheriff. The architect of record was… read more

    Saint Albans Sewage Disposal Plant – Saint Albans VT

    Date added: February 15, 2018; Modified: February 26, 2018

    The Public Works Administration funded the construction of the sewage disposal plant in Saint Albans. The work involved building the main structure and the settling tanks. Docket No. 4744-(Vt.). The exact location of this facility is unknown to the Living… read more

    Miscellaneous Projects – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018

    In 1935 “considerable work was done with [Vermont Emergency Relief Administration] V.E.R.A. labor in cutting brush and cleaning up around the pond [reservoir].” The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted work at Montpelier’s Community House in 1936. The WPA and CCC… read more

    Sidewalks – Montpelier VT

    Date added: February 22, 2018; Modified: February 22, 2018

    Several Annual Reports for the City of Montpelier detail expenses and locations for many sidewalk projects undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the city. For example, the 1938 report stated: “More than the usual amount of work has been… read more