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Norfolk Botanical Garden – Norfolk VA

Date added: May 28, 2014

The Norfolk Botanical Garden is a 155 acre garden with 12 miles of paved trails and 65,000 plants. It receives about 300,000 visitors every year. Among the many interesting things at the Garden are tram tours, boat tours, a library,… read more

Post Office – Berryville VA

Date added: May 20, 2014

The U.S. Post Office building in Berryville, Virginia, is a U.S. Treasury project from 1938-39. It is one of many hundreds of post offices built during the New Deal era that still serve Americans today.

Aberdeen Gardens – Hampton VA

Date added: February 24, 2014

Originally named Newport News Homesteads, “Aberdeen Gardens was a New Deal planned community initiated by Hampton Institue (now Hampton University), designed specifically for the resettlement of African-American workers in Newport News and Hampton. In 1934, the Hampton Institute secured a $245,000 federal grant to… read more

"Riding to Hounds"

Post Office: Lewis Mural – Petersburg VA

Date added: February 14, 2014

“Riding to Hounds” is one of two murals created for the Petersburg post office under the auspices of the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. The work, which depicts Virginia fox hunting, was painted in 1937 by Edwin S. Lewis.

"Agricultural Scenes in Virginia"

Post Office: Calfee Mural – Petersburg VA

Date added: February 14, 2014

“Agricultural Scenes in Virginia” is one of two murals created for the Petersburg post office under the auspices of the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. The oil-on-canvas work depicts two primary agricultural crops of Virginia: tobacco and peanuts. It was… read more

Lynchburg City Stadium – Lynchburg VA

Date added: December 15, 2013

This ballpark (also known as Calvin Falwell Field) was built with the assistance of WPA funds is currently home to the Lynchburg Hillcats, a Minor League baseball team. “The ballpark project began in 1936, after the city purchased 28 acres… read more

Holliday Lake State Park – Appomattox VA

Date added: November 12, 2013

The area encompassing Holliday Lake State Park and the surrounding state forest was cleared in the 1800s for farmland. In the 1930s, the federal government, through the Resettlement Administration, began buying the farms to return the land to its former… read more

"Receiving Mail on the Farm"

Post Office Mural – Stuart VA

Date added: October 17, 2013

The historic post office in Stuart, Virginia contains a 1942 Section of Fine Arts mural by John E. Costigan entitled “Receiving Mail on the Farm.”

Orange County Courthouse Improvements – Orange VA

Date added: October 6, 2013

“The courthouse and its grounds underwent major changes during the depression years, courtesy of the Federal Government’s Public Works Administration (PWA). Under the courthouse the PWA workers hand-dug a basement to create office spaces.”

Federal Courthouse, Harrisonburg, V

Federal Courthouse – Harrisonburg VA

Date added: October 5, 2013

Originally the Harrisonburg United States Post Office and Court House, this Louis A. Simon-designed federal building opened in 1940. The GSA writes that the building “is located at the northeast corner of North Main and East Elizabeth Streets in the… read more

Post Office (former) – Ashland VA

Date added: September 17, 2013

This former post office building was constructed by the Treasury Department for Ashland in 1940. The building is still standing, but is now privately owned.

City Hall Restoration – Petersburg VA

Date added: September 3, 2013

Originally the U.S. Customs House and Post Office, this imposing building was constructed in the mid 19th century by the U.S. Treasury Department. “In 1938, the building was renovated as part of a Works Progress Administration project to become Petersburg’s… read more

Post Office Mural – Hopewell VA

Date added: September 3, 2013

The Hopewell post office contains a noted 1939 oil-on-canvas mural by Edmund Archer entitled “Captain Francis Eppes Making Friends with the Appomatox Indians.”