State.NJ.us: The last major grade elimination was in 1940-41 when a three-span encased steel stringer bridge (0512150, Dennis Township) over the PRSL was built as part of the South Dennis bypass (now NJ 83), a New Deal works project providing… read more
Federal funding (almost certainly from the Public Works Administration (PWA)) allowed for the grading and paving of Moss Avenue in Oakland in 1934. Most of Moss Avenue was later incorporated into MacArthur Boulevard, which provided upgraded access to the new… read more
The New Deal Federal Public Works program contributed to the construction of this Los Angeles viaduct. In June 1934, California Highway and Public Works magazine reported the following: “A concrete viaduct that replaced a dilapidated 29 year old wooden and… read more
Several different schools are located in this building. This untitled New Deal mosaic by Ilya Bolotowsky is located on the 3rd floor. It was installed in 1936.
The bridge carrying what was then known as Ocean Highway (presently known as County Road 619) over Townsends Inlet was constructed as part of the largest New Deal construction effort in Cape May County, New Jersey. The bridge is still… read more
The student union at the University of Minnesota, now known as Coffman Memorial Union, was likely a New Deal project (probably PWA), though substantially later than the other New Deal buildings on campus. From contributor Charles Swaney: “I’ve been impressed… read more
Cooke Hall was built in 1934, probably as a PWA project like Pioneer Hall since it predates the WPA.
Murphy Hall may have been a New Deal project dating to the late 1930s. It was constructed between 1938-1940 as a new home for journalism.
At the University of Mississippi, “…funds from New Deal agencies were also used for improvements in the university’s athletic facilities. The baseball field was graded and enhanced and a new grandstand was added. The golf course was also enlarged and… read more
An article in the December 5 1935 Bangor Daily News reported that the Agriculture Dept. had approved 5 grade crossing elimination projects in Maine submitted by the State Highway Commission. “ON MAINE CENTRAL RAILROAD Androscoggin and Kennebec counties, between Leeds… read more
An article in the Bangor Daily News reported that “The Department of agriculture announced today that presidential approval of five Maine grade crossing elimination projects involving $396,922 of the state’s $1,425,861 quota for that purpose. The projects were submitted by… read more
Along with Tandy, Gamble, and Carver House recreation centers, Vashon Community Center was constructed as one of four community recreation centers to served the African-American population in St. Louis. Vashon Community Center served the population living in the Mill Creek… read more
Washington Square playgrounds were improved during the 1930s with the help of the New Deal. In 1935, Robert Moses proposed a major renovation of the park but he encountered neighborhood opposition. The agencies involved in funding or completing improvement work… read more
This Hopper Street plant was built in 1937 and used until 2009 when the city’s new Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility came online. The facility was New Deal-sponsored, though which agency sponsored it is presently unknown to Living New Deal.
According to an article in the Los Angeles Illustrated Daily News: “Definite action toward construction of a main outfall sewer, generally known as the White Point outfall project, to drain the district south of Los Angeles, was taken yesterday when… read more
Federal funds / labor were utilized on an erosion control project along Wilkinson Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina during the early years of the Great Depression.