The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the 16 mile stretch of State Highway 162 between Longvale and Dos Rios, including 10 bridges, in the early 1940s. The road was dedicated on April 4, 1942 and the celebratory parade gives an idea… read more
This 16′ x 40′, oil on canvas mural, “Modern Education/School Activities,” was completed in 1942 by Frank Tolles Chamberlin through the PWAP. It adorns the school library. The artist described its theme as “youth and its activities.” According to Pasadena… read more
“In a remodel of the building in the 1960s, the mural in the former city council chambers was covered over. Post-surrealism artist Helen Lundberg painted this three-panel mural, entitled The History of California, in 1942, as an art project under… read more
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked at Mount Diablo State Park for nine years, 1933-1942. Along with such notable features as the Summit Building, campgrounds and picnic areas (see linked project pages), the CCC ‘boys’ made many other improvements to the… read more
Beniamino Bufano created two sculptures for the Maritime Museum in 1942 with funding from the WPA Federal Art Project. “Seal” is a red granite sculpture, and “Animal” a black one.