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"Incidents in the History of Catonsville"

Post Office Mural – Catonsville MD

Date added: July 27, 2013

This mural “Incidents in the History of Catonsville” by Avery Johnson was completed with Section of Fine Arts funds in 1942.

Post Office Mural – Bel Air MD

Date added: July 27, 2013

The Section of Fine Arts mural entitled “First Performance of Edwin Booth,” painted by William Calfee, was completed for the former Bel Air post office in 1938. It now hangs in the current post office at Blum Court.

Post Office (former) – Bel Air MD

Date added: July 27, 2013

Constructed by the Treasury Department in 1938. The post office eventually moved to Blum Court. This building now houses the Historical Society of Harford County.

Johnson’s Pond Dam – Wicomico County MD

Date added: July 18, 2013

The WPA built the current Johnson’s Pond Dam after the previous dam washed out. Today (three quarters of a century later) the dam provides an area for recreational boating and bass management. And, in addition to bass, anglers can fish… read more

University of Maryland – College Park MD

Date added: June 25, 2013

According to WPA records in the National Archives, WPA labor was used in 1935-41 to: “Make improvements at the University of Maryland…by constructing agricultural buildings including barns, silos, storehouses, sheds, and similar structures, and performing appurtenant work; Make improvements at… read more

Municipal Improvements – Upper Marlboro MD

Date added: June 25, 2013

According to WPA records in the National Archives, the WPA constructed a sanitary sewer system and disposal plant and a town water supply system for Upper Marlboro in 1936.

Alms House Superintendent Facility – Forestville MD

Date added: June 22, 2013

The original Alms House of Prince George’s County on this site dated back to the late 18th century. The Alms House provided a place of shelter for indigents, paupers, disabled and other citizens without financial support. Many of these people… read more

Building 1, NIH - Bethesda MD

National Institutes of Health Campus – Bethesda MD

Date added: June 16, 2013

The modern campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was established at Bethesda MD during the New Deal.  It included the first laboratory of the newly-created National Cancer Institute, as well (the NCI came under the NIH in 1944)…. read more

Municipal Improvements – Poolesville MD

Date added: June 16, 2013

The WPA constructed a reservoir for a fire protection pump shed and installed a pipe connecting the pump and reservoir. Current status and exact location of the project unknown.

Oakland Golf Course – Oakland MD

Date added: June 10, 2013

The public golf course in Oakland, Maryland is one of 254 new golf courses created by the WPA during the Great Depression (they reconstructed or improved 378 others). According to the Golf Club at Oakland: “On January 7, 1937, over… read more

Water Mains – Takoma Park MD

Date added: June 10, 2013

The WPA installed water mains around Takome Park, Maryland, including along Saratoga Avenue (now part of Maryland Route 320).