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Clark County Courthouse Annex – Las Vegas NV

Date added: March 19, 2014

Funding for construction of the Las Vegas Grammar School at 400 Las Vegas Blvd. South was provided by the federal Public Works Administration (PWA). The school was completed in 1936, and the building now serves as the Clark County Courthouse… read more

Clark Avenue Railroad Underpass – Las Vegas NV

Date added: March 19, 2014

Las Vegas’s Sun reported in 2004: “The underpass, the first structure of its type in Nevada to be listed in the [National Register of Historic Places], was built in 1937 by the Depression-era Works Project Administration. Preservationists say it’s important… read more

Deer Park Pool – Sparks NV

Date added: March 19, 2014

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Deer Park Pool in Sparks, Nevada.  Construction began in 1941 and the pool opened in 1942.  The pool was entirely renovated in 2007, including rebuilding the pool structure itself. Stonework around the pool is… read more

Post Office Mural – Lovelock NV

Date added: August 7, 2013

An oil-on-canvas mural entitled “The Uncovering of the Comstock Lode” was painted in 1940 by Ejnar Hansen and installed in the lobby of the Lovelock NV post office.  It is still in place today, reminding people of the immense role… read more

Post Office – Lovelock NV

Date added: August 7, 2013

The historic post office building in Lovelock, Nevada was constructed with federal Treasury Department funds during the Great Depression. The building, which opened in 1938, is still in use today.

Main Post Office (former) – Reno NV

Date added: April 14, 2013

The Reno Main Post Office no longer occupies this building and has moved to a location on Vassar Street.  The original post office (the subject of this post) was sold to a local development group in August 2012 and is now being leased as… read more

Virginia Lake Park – Reno NV

Date added: April 13, 2013

Virginia Lake Park south of Reno was constructed by the WPA in 1936-1938. The park is both a recreational site and serves as a detention reservoir for flood control and irrigation. “Thanks in part to night work crews, the WPA… read more

Southside School Annex – Reno NV

Date added: April 13, 2013

“The Southside School annex was built in 1936 to provide additional classrooms for the Southside School, which was built in 1903 and demolished in 1960 to make way for Reno’s City Hall. The school annex was built with Works Progress… read more

Waterworks – Lund NV

Date added: April 13, 2013

“Nevada is a desert state. This has been the controlling fact of the state’s existence since white men arrived. Many of the New Deal programs tried to stretch the available water. No other field serves better to demonstrate the enduring… read more

Water Supply – Goldfield NV

Date added: April 13, 2013

“An emergency Works Progress Administration project in Goldfield relieved a severe water crisis by connecting mains to a supply in Rabbit Springs.”

Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway – Lamoille NV

Date added: July 18, 2012

Lamoille Canyon is the largest valley in the Ruby Mountains in northeastern Nevada. It is a spectacular glaciated canyon with several side valleys, surrounded by peaks over 11,000 feet.  Much of the canyon lies within the huge Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest… read more