Acton High School (former) Improvements – Acton MA

The former Acton High School building was greatly improved with federal Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) funds and labor in 1933. School Committee Report, 1933: “The school system has functioned fairly normally during the past year. The pared appropriation hindered somewhat,… read more

Al Hayne Monument Restoration – Fort Worth TX

The monument itself dates from 1893 but the original marble bust was replaced in 1934 by a bronze one sculpted by Evaline Sellors as a PWAP project. The curbing (reflecting pool) around the Al Hayne Monument is a CWA project:… read more

Ala Moana Park: the Sports Pavilion and Banyan Court – Honolulu HI

Part of the Ala Moana Park complex, the Sports Pavilion and Banyan Court were designed by architect Harry Sims Bent and built with the help of federal funds and FERA and CWA labor. “The simple concrete exterior walls of the… read more

Alumni Field Development – Maynard MA

The New Deal had a large impact on Maynard’s Alumni Field. In 1933 the Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) surfaced the running track, built a concrete foundation for bleachers, graded a field next to the highway, and surfaced tennis courts. The… read more

Andrew McArdle Bridge Repairs – Boston MA

A Boston Public Works Department report cited Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) labor as conducting the following work: “Meridian Street Bridge [now Andrew P. McArdle Bridge] … was chipped, cleaned and painted. … Repaving and repairs were made to the… read more

Antietam National Battlefield – Sharpsburg MD

Antietam National Battlefield Cemetery Wall Repairs

The Battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862, and is known as the bloodiest day of the Civil War.  General George B. McClellan and his Union forces faced off against General Robert E. Lee and his Confederate Army… read more

Aztec Ruins National Monument – Aztec NM

The complex in Aztec Ruins National Monument consists of a “three-story structure [with] as many as 500 rooms, includ[ing] a great kiva [subterranean or partially subterranean Puebloan chamber used for religious ceremony] that is more than forty feet across.” The name… read more

Banneker Recreation Center and Swimming Pool – Washington DC

The New Deal was heavily involved in the development of the Banneker Recreation complex. As part of a larger Capital Parks improvement program assisted by the PWA, WPA and CCC, New Deal agency work at Banneker included: “Swimming pools and… read more

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