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Street Paving – Kewanee IL

Date added: January 13, 2017

Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) workers conducted street paving work in Kewanee, Illinois.

Alpine Park – Rockford IL

Date added: August 3, 2016

Charles Story: “From the beginning, WPA involvement would play a significant role in the creation of Alpine Park (Park). While there is no record of the WPA or any outside agency providing money for the purchase of the park or… read more

Pottawatomie Golf Course – St. Charles IL

Date added: July 29, 2016

“St. Charles, Ill.—Plans of Robert Trent Jones, Jr., for Pottawatomie Park muny course have been approved and construction of WPA project is under way. Design makes use of Fox river on four holes. Intention is to make job ideal achievement… read more

Post Office – Gibson City IL

Date added: July 11, 2016

The historic post office in Gibson City, Illinois was constructed in 1936 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building is still in service.

Centennial Beach Bathhouse – Naperville IL

Date added: May 19, 2016

Naperville’s Centennial Park beach received a bathhouse during the New Deal, which is still standing today: “In 1934, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) completed the bathhouse, built from limestone taken from the quarry at the facility’s western edge. The completed… read more

Post Office – Flora IL

Date added: March 21, 2016

This post office in Flora, Illinois was constructed by the Treasury Department in 1936.

Post Office Mural – Fairfield IL

Date added: March 21, 2016

Artist William Schwartz painted this mural titled “Old Settlers” for the Fairfield post office in 1936, under the auspices of the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

Boneyard Creek Development – Urbana IL

Date added: March 15, 2016

Boneyard Creek runs through the cities of Urbana and Champaign. In 1934 “Civil Works Administration (CWA) workers completed some maintenance work on the Boneyard Creek in Urbana and Champaign. Work consisted of clearing obstructions to the flow, cleaning channel banks,… read more

Morgan Park Post Office – Chicago IL

Date added: February 28, 2016

The historic Morgan Park post office in Chicago, Illinois was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds in 1936. The building is still in service.

Lakeview Post Office – Chicago IL

Date added: February 21, 2016

The Lakeview Station post office was constructed by the Treasury sometime between 1933-1937. The date on the cornerstone is too worn to read, but Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (whose name does appear on the cornerstone )was appointed Secretary of the Treasury… read more

Uptown Station Post Office

Uptown Post Office – Chicago IL

Date added: February 21, 2016

The historic Uptown Station post office in Chicago, Illinois was constructed in 1939 with federal Treasury Department funds. The building is still in service and houses an example of New Deal artwork.