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  • Lynch Boulevard - Oil City PA
    Lynch Boulevard in Oil City, Pennsylvania was constructed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) in 1940. Lake Shore Visitor: "P. A. Lynch, pastor of St Joseph's church, has had a corps of men working in the two cemeteries, with the result that the plots are in the best condition in several years. A new road to Calvary cemetery was completed in time for the Memorial day traffic. The stone base was built last fall and the black top was completed May 24. The road gives a fine approach to the cemetery with little grade and a much shorter than the old route...
  • Sewers - Lamar MO
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) conducted a sewer project in Lamar, Missouri in 1940.
  • Iowa Tribe Community Building - White Cloud KS
    This historic Iowa Tribe Community Building was constructed in 1940 as a New Deal project. It is "one of the only extant resources built by the Civilian Conservation Corps – Indian Division in Kansas." NRHP nomination form: "The Iowa Tribe Community Building ... is located in northeast Brown County on the reservation of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. ... The one-and-a-half-story limestone building exhibits elements of the Rustic and Colonial Revival architectural styles, which were popular during the New Deal era. It was constructed as part of a project of the Civilian Conservation Corps - Indian Division (CCC-ID), a...
  • Iola North Community Building - Iola KS
    Iola's North Community Building, located at 505 North Buckeye Street, was constructed by the Work Projects Administration (WPA) in 1940. The building was dedicated on August 4, in a celebration that also commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Municipal Pool - Marysville KS
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed a pool in Marysville, Kansas, which opened in spring 1940. The location and status of the facility is unknown to Living New Deal.
  • Wyandotte County Lake Dam - Kansas City KS
    The massive dam that impounds Wyandotte County Lake was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). "The construction of the Wyandotte County Lake (Marshall Creek) Dam began as a WPA project in 1936. On September 19,1937, with the project 90% completed, the dam collapsed. After re-engineering the dam was rebuilt ..." Facts and Figures (from county website): The dam is rolled earth core with hydraulic fill sand shell. The length of the dam is 1700 feet. Base width is 1000 feet. Crest width is 30 feet. The original depth after construction was 84 feet by the dam. Spillway length is 279 feet...
  • City Hall (former) - Grand Island NE
    The Work Projects Administration (WPA) constructed the then-new city hall in Grand Island, Nebraska. The building was dedicated in a ceremony on June 14, 1940. The city hall has since relocated and the stately, Deco-detailed New Deal building now houses a mix of public and private operations.
  • Community Center - Springfield NE
    The stunning Springfield Community Center (originally Community Hall) in Springfield, Nebraska was constructed by the Work Progress Administration (WPA) between 1938 and 1940. Construction leveraged locally quarried sandstone, which "bolstered the local economy by employing area men."
  • Post Office Mural (missing) - White Bear Lake MN
    White Bear Lake's historic (and demolished) former post office building was home to an example of New Deal artwork: "Early Voyageurs at Portage," a 12' x 4' mural by Nellie Best. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. The work depicted "a view of a lake with Indians carrying canoes to be loaded with supplies. In the background running down to the water's edge the forests of Minnesota are depicted." WPAmurals: The mural is currently "missing." It is thought that the entire wall with the mural was cut out in the late 1970s - early 1980's when...
  • Tionesta Lake and Dam - Tionesta PA
    Tionesta Lake and Dam were created as part of a multi-site flood control program to protect the city of Pittsburgh and Ohio Valley. Work on project began in 1937 on Tionesta Creek near its confluence with the Allegheny River. The earth and stone dam was designed by Lieutenant James K. Herbert of the Army Corps of Engineers and constructed by S.J. Groves and Son Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project cost approximately $7 million and was completed in 1940, with flood control operations beginning in January of 1941. The Army Corps of Engineers estimates that the lake and dam have...
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