Montana’s Big Timber Pioneer newspaper discussed recent accomplishments of the National Youth Administration in Montana, among which: “Two skating rinks have been provided in Anaconda. The project was sponsored by the city. The NYA also has taken over the ski… read more
Constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the interior of the Oregon State Forester’s Office demonstrates a high level of craftsmanship. Its interior was decorated by a wood carver employed in the Federal Arts Program of the WPA with finishes… read more
The National Youth Administration built a running track for the Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg. At the time of its construction this was the only half-mile track in West Virginia.
President Franklin Roosevelt created Patuxent Research Refuge (PRR) with Executive Order 7514, December 16, 1936, and Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace dedicated it on June 3, 1939. The refuge began with 2,670 acres and has since grown to 12,841 acres…. read more
NYA boys on the Pearl River Junior College campus erected a vocational building, while the girls worked in home economics. Hancock Hall was completed 1938 by the National Youth Administration. The architect was Robert William Naef. The building was destroyed… read more
Then known as the Pennsylvania State College, Pennsylvania State University benefited during the Great Depression from a massive construction project enabled by the federal Public Works Administration (PWA). The PWA provided a $1,446,000 grant for the project, whose final cost was… read more
“Perry School is located on the south side of Laurel Mill-Centerville Road (SR 1436) 1.4 miles northwest of the Centerville community in Franklin County, North Carolina. Centerville is a small incorporated community of approximately 100 people that lies twelve miles… read more
The Pershing School District Office was constructed with the help of the National Youth Administration (Nevada state office) in 1941, according to a plaque on the building, which still stands. The building is a modest one-story structure in Moderne… read more
The National Youth Administration (NYA) built a two-room addition for the Peterstown High School and the Board of Education of Monroe County. The Board of Education provided the materials and skilled construction supervision, while the NYA provided the labor.
The National Youth Administration built a storage building for the Pocahontas County Board of Education in Marlinton, Pocahontas County. The exact location of this facility is unknown to the Living New Deal.
Youth employed by the National Youth Administration carried out landscaping and upkeep work in Guayanilla’s Public Plaza. Through its student work program, the National Youth Administration provided work opportunities and helped Puerto Rican youth graduate high school and college. “By… read more
Multiple New Deal agencies: the Public Works Administration (P.W.A.), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.), Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), and National Youth Administration (N.Y.A.) left an indelible imprint on Purdue University with many notable construction and improvement projects. Robert Topping: [Purdue University… read more
Montana’s Big Timber Pioneer newspaper discussed recent accomplishments of the National Youth Administration in Montana. Among the projects discussed: “Polson also is to have a skating rink which will keep youngsters from the often dangerous ice of Flathead lake. The… read more
Montana’s Big Timber Pioneer newspaper discussed recent accomplishments of the National Youth Administration in Montana. Among the projects discussed: “Hamilton has a WPA-constructed play field to which the NYA has added a quarter-mile track. This winter there also will be… read more
Youth employed by the National Youth Administration carried out work for a road fronting the Losey Airfield (today’s Fort Allen Airport). “One of the important defense projects in puerto Rico is the construction of a military road fronting Losey Field. NYA boys… read more
The City of Barre relied greatly on multiple federal relief programs for the improvement and development of its street network during the Great Depression. Such included reconstruction, grading, paving. Work also included related safety measures such as the construction of… read more
This picnic area on U.S. 281 in Hamilton County is an early roadside park constructed by the Texas Highway Department (now Texas Department of Transportation). This roadside park was completed in 1936 to accommodate motorists attending the State’s Centennial Events…. read more
Rotary Island, in the middle of the Delaware River and primarily located in Trenton, New Jersey, was improved by the federal National Youth Administration (NYA) ca. 1936. Quote “The Dawn,” a monthly WPA newsletter, July 1936: Forty youths are working… read more
The former Salem High School (not extant) was constructed by the National Youth Administration (NYA). It served African American students. It was covered in a faux-brick design shingle, pier-and-beam construction, and had two classroom wings with a central auditorium.
The former vocational building for Salem High School for African Americans was a pier-and-beam wooden building with a pent awning over the double door entrance. It was constructed by the National Youth Administration (NYA) and contained a brick chimney, likely… read more
The Sayville Library in 1940 was having staffing problems because of the depression. The National Youth Administration came to their aid when two workers from this group assisted [Librarian Elinor] Haff and her secretary with cataloging, processing, repair, and shelving… read more
The Stillwater Overlook – South was built as part of an extensive roadside development project in the Stillwater area. Work on the Stillwater-area projects apparently occurred in 1935-1939, first using federal relief labor hired under the National Recovery Work Relief… read more